Bauhaus Agents

How will the historical Bauhaus (1919-1933) become a driving force for our present and future? On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus in 2019, the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin, the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and the Klassik Stiftung Weimar will be expanding. In order to develop new design concepts for museums and innovative educational formats for the institutions, the German Federal Cultural Foundation has started the multi-annual Programme Bauhaus Agenten, in cooperation with the three Bauhaus institutions.

Starting in the 2016/17 academic year, nine Bauhaus "agents" have been working together with students, artists and curators, with architects and historians, designers and urban researchers, plus many other experts. It´s time to exploit the potential Bauhaus has for today´s needs - in the three new museums, partner schools and much more besides.

The members of the historical Bauhaus wanted nothing less than to reorganise everyday life, the living and coexisting in society. The issues surrounding the Bauhaus are more topical than ever before. The Bauhaus Agents make use of these, collaborating with students and other partners to develop and try out participative projects, educational media and educational programmes. For example, activating exhibition guides, a transparent guidance system or communicative seating could be created - enhancing the quality of the experience and benefitting all visitors.

Bauhaus Agents Programme is a unique phenomenon in the German museum scene, putting visitors at centre stage and integrating educational content into the museum concept and exhibition design from the outset. New museums of the 21st century are being developed as open and inviting spaces, where discursive dialogue can take place.

Bauhaus Agents gains an exemplary status and prestige in this way, throughout Germany and the world: In addition to innovative educational formats and pioneering collaborative work between the museum and school, the focus is on developing structures and processes that link communication between all areas of the museums. After the programme has ended, the results, and in particular the processes involved, will be made available to other institutions, to serve as an example and role model.

Together with eight partner schools, the two Berlin Bauhaus agents Anja Edelmann and Friederike Holländer will be developing educational formats and media for the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum for Design, which will be available to all visitors afterwards.

The following Berlin schools are partners in the Bauhaus Agents Programme:
Archenhold-Gymnasium, Treptow-Köpenick
Bertolt-Brecht-Oberschule, Spandau
Carl-Kraemer-Schule, Mitte (Wedding)
Ernst-Litfaß-Schule, Reinickendorf
Nelson-Mandela-Schule, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf
Otto-Nagel-Gymnasium, Marzahn-Hellersdorf
Paula-Fürst-Schule, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf
Walter-Gropius-Schule, Neukölln

Contact persons:
Anja Edelmann
Bauhaus Agent
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Friederike Holländer
Bauhaus Agent
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Ulrich Weigand
Project Manager Bauhaus Agents Berlin
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Dr. Silke Feldhoff
Project Coordinator Bauhaus Agents Programme
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Bauhaus Agents is an initiative of the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin, the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and the Klassik Stiftung Weimar / bauhaus museum weimar.

Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, 2015 / photo: Werner Huthmacher

Jahreskonferenz #1

Ein Museum ist mehr als seine Ausstellungen ...

Bauhaus Agenten Programm: Schulauftakt am 21.9.2016 im Bauhaus-Archiv/ Museum für Gestaltung; Bauhaus-Archiv/ Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin, Foto: Petra Spielhagen

Bauhaus Agenten Programm: Schulauftakt am 21.9.2016 im Bauhaus-Archiv/ Museum für Gestaltung; Bauhaus-Archiv/ Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin, Foto: Petra Spielhagen

Auftakttreffen mit den Partnerschulen

Am 21.9.2016 fand das Auftakttreffen mit den Partnerschulen im Bauhaus Agenten Programm im Bauhaus-Archiv/ Museum für Gestaltung statt.