Tobias Trübenbacher, IGNIS

Tobias Trübenbacher, IGNIS

Tobias Trübenbacher, IGNIS

bauhaus_interventions #4: rethink

13 February - 7 March 2019

Can design change the world? In cooperation with Ineke Hans, Professor of Design & Social Context at the Institute for Product and Process Design at Universität der Künste Berlin, the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung presented student projects that rethink the tasks and possibilities of design at the temporary from 13 February to 7 March 2019.

On 13 February 2019 at 6:30 pm, the public was invited to attend a discussion forum with Richard van der Laken, founder of the international design platform “What Design Can Do” and other participants who are working on socially-minded design projects in a globalised world.

One hundred years since the Bauhaus was founded, the debate continues: What skills and fundamental knowledge should young designers be taught so that they can offer a concrete and useful contribution to the world today? How should the artistic approaches which established design as a socially productive practice a century ago be brought up to date in the context of global trade, the dominance of financial markets, digitalisation and dwindling resources? This question was the focus at the Istanbul Biennal 2018. Based on six short workshops held during the festival, students in the department “Design & Social Context” went in search of new tasks and alternative roles for designers. For their semester projects, the students focused on topics related to digitalisation and old and new production processes. They also explored global issues like nutrition, waste and energy, and then attempted to develop innovative solutions and new strategies to address the underlying problems. These final projects and the thoughts and processes behind them were displayed at the temporary bauhaus-archiv.

at the temporary bauhaus-archiv
Knesebeckstrasse 1-2
Berlin-Charlottenburg
Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.**

The Dutch designer Richard van der Laken presented an overview of the activities of the international design platform “What Design Can Do” on 13 February 2019. In an open forum, the participants discussed concrete examples of what designers are capable of achieving today.