The 3D Additivist Cookbook (published 2016) edited by Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel Rourke. The Cookbook can be downloaded for free at additivism.org/cookbook.
Photo: Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel Rourke
October 10, 2017, 7–9 p.m.
Further information: http://projekt-bauhaus.de/
In 2019, Germany will be celebrating the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus. The “projekt bauhaus – Vorkurs, Werkstatt, Begräbnis” (Project Bauhaus – Preliminary Course, Workshop, Funeral) of the ARCH+ Verein zur Förderung des Architektur- und Stadtdiskurses (Association for the Promotion of the Discourse on Architecture and Urbanism) critically examines the ideas of the Bauhaus and assesses their utopian potential for the present and the future. On October 10, 2017, at 7 p.m., the curators present the planned program as part of the ARCH+ features event series at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, discuss the program’s themes and topics, and introduce the participating artists.
The Bauhaus was both a forward-looking project and a child of its time. Against the background of industrialization and modernization, it defined an anthropocentric philosophy of design which was permeated by a positivist belief in progress, a better future, the emancipatory potential of science and technology, and improvement through renewal. Given the obvious contradictions between ideal, practice, and impact, “projekt bauhaus” critically examines the ideas of the Bauhaus by using its methods: In a preliminary course (2017) and a workshop (2019), it exposes the internal contradictions of the Western idea of progress and discusses alternative approaches. How can we decolonize our understanding of technology? How can we develop and disseminate other ideas of progress and renewal? And how can design change society and everyday life?
Project Bauhaus team: Jesko Fezer, Christian Hiller, Anh-Linh Ngo, Philipp Oswalt, Joanne Pouzenc, Jan Wenzel
Co-curator Preliminary course: Knowledge: Claudia Mareis
Co-curators of Project Bauhaus: Preliminary Course, Workshop, Funeral: Armen Avanessian, Chris Dercon, Elodie Evers, Claudia Mareis
Participating artists: Morehshin Allahyari, Bianca Elzenbaumer & Fabio Franz (Brave New Alps), Olaf Nicolai
Following a critical inventory of the Bauhaus ideas, the "projekt bauhaus" celebrates its conclusion in the anniversary year with an aggressive farewell party in the form of a large, concertante funeral.Learn more
As part of the "projekt bauhaus", the symposium "Ciao Bauhaus!" brings together contributions by a.o. Beatriz Colomina, Jan Kage, Schorsch Kamerun, Alexander Kluge (film contribution), Marion von Osten and Mark Wigley.Learn more
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