Berlin, as one of the cities that have taken a leading part in the history of the Bauhaus, continues doing so by various events increasing with each passing day. My list about the celebrations of the 100th anniversary has started with this article, and continues with the first extension written below!
Tiny Houses at the Bauhaus Campus Berlin
With the aim of rethinking social neighborhoods in a creative way, Tiny Houses project has been held in the outdoor area of the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin. Since the museum has moved to its temporary location due to the construction of the brand-new one, Tiny Houses are currently closed, and yet it would still be nice to get some information about what it was and how it worked.
Considered as an artistic experiment, The Bauhaus Campus Berlin was modeled after the Bauhaus movement itself, focusing on its feature of being an educational institution that re-imagined education and construction a century ago. Various architectural structures were created, placed together; and the result was a small neighborhood welcoming everyone from students to workers, German citizens to immigrants—trying to establish an area that mimics today’s growing immigration society.
How will the historical Bauhaus 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, 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. In Berlin, two Bauhaus agents work together with eight schools.
The following Berlin schools are partners in the Bauhaus Agents program:
Carl-Kraemer-Schule, Mitte (Wedding)
Under One Roof: Furniture, Decor, Possibilities
13.05.2018 — 30.11.2018
As part of a cooperation between the Museum of Decorative Arts of the National Museums in Berlin and the Mies van der Rohe Haus, and on the occasion of the theme series “MIES – SITZEN UND LIEGEN”; the seating and reclining furniture of Landhaus Lemke designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe will now be shown in a special presentation at the Kulturforum.
The exhibition, symposium and event series “MIES – SITZEN UND LIEGEN” organizes the Mies van der Rohe Haus 2018 to get in the mood for the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus in 2019, illuminating practical, aesthetic and cultural-theoretical aspects of sitting and lying against the background of the contribution of one of the greatest architects of the 20th century.
08.06.2018 — 29.07.2018
The DAZ (Deutsch als Zweitsprache) shows ehrlichmonument – an installation by Friedrich von Borries, Jens-Uwe Fischer, and Frieder Bohaumilitzky.
Franz Ehrlich (1907-84) was a Bauhaus student, architect, and designer. He acted under the extreme political conditions of the 20th century—as a prisoner in the “building office” of the Buchenwald concentration camp, as a modernist in Stalinism, as an adapted nonconformist in the GDR. Among his best-known works is the Rundfunkhaus in Berlin’s Nalepastraße, the furniture typeset “602” from Deutsche Werkstätten Hellerau and the lettering in the gate of the Buchenwald concentration camp. What can we learn from him? Any designer who wants to try to change society must not only design surfaces, objects, spaces but must also intervene in structures, change organizational forms and design new decision-making patterns.
Bauhaus Tour 5: The Stalinallee: A metropolitan boulevard between assertions of power and residential building reform (in German)
04.08.2018 | 20.10.2018 | 15:00 – 17:00
In the 1950s –as a radical urban planning project of East Germany’s national rebuilding project– the Stalin-Allee (now the Karl-Marx-Allee) marked the social, aesthetic and political antithesis to the modernist International Style of the West. The architectural tour stimulates fascinating new perspectives and includes a trip to one of the rooftops.
Bauhaus Tour 3: Walter Gropius and his contemporaries (in German)
18.08.2018 | 06.10.2018 | 14:00 – 16:00
The green and the garden has been very important for the life quality of Berlin for 100 years. But is it also possible to create a modern living culture within this green? The architects of the 1920s drafted pioneering examples for the new art of living. They designed options for families and the public transport.
In cooperation with the Bauhaus Archive, the tracks of Walter Gropius, Alfred Grenander, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Walter Peterhans, Richard Neutra and Bruno Taut will be wandered. Not all of them were architects of the Bauhaus, but they own one common ground: all of them were turned towards the idea of a functional, objective, modern and affordable building with the aim of giving the city a new, contemporary face.
Bauhaus Tour 4: Design Walk in the Schöneberg district (in German)
25.08.2018 | 15.09.2018 | 27.10.2018 | 10.11.2018 | 13:00 – 15:00
“What distinguishes a good design?” This question gets to the bottom of this walk. In Schöneberg, many small craft businesses have settled, which has made the district a lively business location in recent years. Creative people design and produce unique and small series in their workshops. The tour will witness this on site and investigate the reasons for their blossoming. More information on the tickets is available on BVG.
Long Night of Museums
25.08.2018 | 18:00 – 02:00
Save the date! On Saturday, the 25th of August, it’s that time again: The Long Night of the Museums will take place. The event will be held in the temporary Bauhaus Archive. You can look forward to interesting guided tours and activities to learn more about the temporary state, the Bauhaus anniversary year 2019 and the steps leading up to the reopening of the new building.
Fall Open Weeks
31.08.2018 — 15.09.2018
More events take place in the Fall Open Weeks from August 31 to September 15, 2018!
Floating University will invite to discuss the future of the rainwater basin on September 8–9, and many universities will participate in the conference.
The Soundance Festival will be represented with a workshop by Jenny Haak. More programs by the Academy of Listening will be delivered. Some Notes #10 will welcome Tobias Zielony for a talk and Julia Jost, Ameise Vinyl, Elisabeth Merk amongst others are adding up the program.
»projekt bauhaus« will come by for a weekend (August 31 – September 2) with a workshop for a critical inventory of the Bauhaus ideas; applying its methods (Marc Wigley, Beatrice Colomina, Forensic Architecture, Keller Easterling, Armen Avanessian, Jesko Fezer, Brave New Alpes, Olaf Nikolai, Moreshin Alayaa, Arch+ and many more).
Bauhaus Tour 1: Building the future (in German)
01.09.2018 | 13.10.2018 | 10.11.2018 | 14:00 – 16:00
On the occasion of the 1957 International Building Exhibition (IBA) in West Berlin, 53 architects (including Walter Gropius, Oscar Niemeyer, and Alvar Aalto) from 13 countries realized their visions of modern residential construction and the green city. Taken in Berlin’s Hansa district, the tour will present the planning concepts and individual buildings in the Hansaviertel.
Bauhaus Tour 6: Industrial culture: Eberswalde (in German)
08.09.2018 | 13.10.2018 | 10:00
Eberswalde is considered as the cradle of the Brandenburg industry. Especially metalworking has its home here. The tour will start by walking along the Finow Canal and discovering the remnants of the history of technology that are overgrown by nature. It will continue by driving to the factory settlement of the former brass factory with the legendary residential buildings made of copper, for which Walter Gropius made a type design. After a break in the Stadtcafé on Markt with typical regional pastries, a visit will be held to the Stadtmuseum with insights into the history of design in the region.
Bauhaus Tour 2: The building colony at Rupenhorn (in German)
14.09.2018 | 14:00 – 16:00
In cooperation with the Bauhaus Archive, the tour will take its participants back to the 1920s, to the times when the country houses were built for the wealthy owners. Some of them, such as the residential building of Erich Mendelsohn and both of the houses built by the Luckhardt brothers are considered today as remarkable examples of the modern architecture. A special highlight of this tour will be the visit of one of the country houses of the Luckhardt brothers and the areal of the former Villa Lindemann by Bruno Paul (known as Touro College).
Feininger Trio: Charity concert for the renovation of the Jesus Christ Church
In 2005, Adrian Oetiker (piano), Christoph Streuli (violin) and David Riniker (violoncello) founded the “Feininger Trio”. The name of their trio is adopted from the painter, graphic artist and co-founder of the Bauhaus, Lyonel Feininger, whose Berlin studio was not far from the rehearsal location of the ensemble in the Berlin-Zehlendorf district. They feel closely connected as personalities and to his work.
Bauhaus Tour 7: In the footsteps of the Bauhaus members in Berlin (in German)
03.11.2018 | 11:00 – 14:00
Known as “Mies van der Rohe Haus”, the former Lemke House is the last building completed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in Germany in 1933—before he moved to Chicago. With its reduced formal idiom, it makes the modern experience tangible. After the visit, the tour will follow the footsteps left by Mies van der Rohe and other Bauhäusler buildings in Schöneberg, Tempelhof, and Wilmersdorf, and also in Tiergarten with the famous New National Gallery.
100 years of Bauhaus I: Alfred Ehrhardt: Painting, Drawing, Prints Part II
12.01.2019 — 21.04.2019
Ehrhardt’s artistic work from the Bauhaus period, which was strongly influenced by Josef Albers, Oskar Schlemmer, Wassily Kandinsky, and Paul Klee, is being presented by the curators Stefanie Odenthal M.A. and Dr. Christiane Stah in Berlin—for the first time since his solo exhibition at Meisterhaus Schlemmer in 2007.
bauhaus imaginista: Still Undead
15.03.2019 — 10.06.2019
During the Bauhaus centenary year of 2019, the locally developed exhibitions and events will all finally be united for the first time, expanded and shown in a large overview together with the fourth exhibition chapter, Still Undead, at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin.
100 years of Bauhaus II: DAS WATT: David Batchelder and Alfred Ehrhardt
27.04.2019 — 07.07.2019
This two-part exhibition curated by Dr. Christiane Stahl presents Alfred Ehrhardt’s historic photographic prints of his first work DAS WATT (1933-36) together with David Batchelder’s contemporary, digitally reworked images of abstract sand structures on a South Carolina beach.
100 years of Bauhaus III: Landeskunstschule Hamburg preliminary course 1930–1933: Fritz Schleifer and Alfred Ehrhardt
13.07.2019 — 15.09.2019
The exhibition curated by Hans Bunge and Dr. Christiane Stahl presents selected photos and original student works from the preliminary classes taught by Fritz Schleifer at the Landeskunstschule Hamburg between 1930–33. Schleifer was influenced by his basic studies and experiences at the Bauhaus.
Bauhaus Week Berlin 2019
31.08.2019 — 08.11.2019
The State of Berlin has commissioned Kulturprojekte Berlin with organizing Bauhaus Woche Berlin in September 2019. The one-week festival will spread the ideas of Bauhaus all over the city. Bracketed by the Long Night of Museums at the end of August and the Day of the Open Monument on September 8, there will be a diverse programme on the streets.
A shop window exhibition in selected retail stores will offer a perfect opportunity for strolling. It will present the history of the Bauhaus, its impact, life at the school and its worldwide exported products. The festival center will be a contact point where visitors will find all the necessary information about the events taking place during the Bauhaus Woche Berlin 2019 and will also serve as a venue for a lecture and film programme. Other highlights such as exhibition openings, guided tours, and performances will complete the festival programme.
06.09.2019 – 27.01.2020
This exhibition presents famous, familiar, forgotten and rediscovered material from the Bauhaus-Archiv and special loans from international collections. An accompanying catalog and a “Bauhaus Exercise Book” will be published to coincide with the exhibition at the Berlinische Galerie. Together with the Bauhaus Agents program, they invite you to personally try out 100 exercises from the preliminary course. A symposium with the working title “Don’t do it yourself!” will examine Bauhaus teaching methods and the value of experimentation and expertise in education and training today.
100 years of Bauhaus IV: THE CURONIAN SPIT: Kazimieras Mizgiris and Alfred Ehrhardt
21.09.2019 — 22.12.2019
Alfred Ehrhardt’s New Objectivity-inspired photographs of the Curonian Spit will be presented together with the images of Lithuanian photographer Kazimieras Mizgiris, who captures in the drifting sand-dunes bizarre sand formations created by wind and ice.