Almost 100 years ago, Bauhaus was founded in Germany as a new approach to design the way we live and to teach a new, interdisciplinary way of thinking. Architects, artists and designers such as Walter Gropius, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Gunta Stölzl, Luzia and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy coined modernism worldwide. The German exile culture, in particular at the West coast had a great impact on the cultural life in the US.
At the Berlin Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, the world’s largest collection of historic original Bauhaus objects and documents, in view of the centennial in 2019 and the Bauhaus-Archiv’s 2021 reopening on a new scale, the Bauhaus Council Berlin e.V. has been initiated as an interdisciplinary discursive future platform in order to ask again the old Bauhaus question: "How do we want to live“?
Berlin Lab Downtown LA: „100 Years of Bauhaus: How Do We Want to Live“?
This panel gathers three positions, all of them engaged in shaping the future today:
- Thomas Willemeit, founding partner at Graft Architects, Berlin/Beijing/Los Angeles
- Van Bo Le Mentzel, architect and activist, curator of the interdisciplinary „Tiny Bauhaus Campus“, at Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung Berlin
- Theresia Enzensberger, blogger and writer, who just published Blaupause (blueprint), a „historic“ novel on a creative woman experiencing the Bauhaus world (Summer 2017, Hanser, Germany)
Moderator: Alexandra v. Stosch, initiator/program director Bauhaus Council Berlin e.V.
Supported by Villa Aurora / Thomas Mann House e.V., by Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and by Berlin Partner.
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