Study tour 22 April to 28 April 2018
100 years of Bauhaus
Much of what we associate with ‘modernism’ in architecture and design originated in a small German art movement that existed for only 14 years yet left internationally distinguished traces. In 2019, the Staatliches Bauhaus will commemorate its 100 anniversary.
In 2019, the Staatliches Bauhaus will commemorate its 100th anniversary. Founded by German architect Walter Gropius in 1919 in Weimar, the Staatliches Bauhaus meld the fine arts, crafts and design under one roof with the aim of creating a Gesamtkunstwerk, or comprehensive artwork. Its centers lie in the German cities of Weimar, Dessau and Berlin, mainly headed and influenced by the three architects Walter Gropius, Hannes Meyer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
In the Gulf States – mainly in the United Arab Emirates, in Bahrain and in Oman - this German movement has recently met great interest among young creative people. Architects, designers and young creatives have started to study the concept of Bauhaus and the chances and ways to connect it with their contemporary creative practice of crafts and artworks. They developed models for their local environment and productions and have succeeded in establishing own and individual forms deriving from the principles of Bauhaus.
With a study tour for participants from the Gulf and MENA states, the Goethe-Institut Gulf Region begins the preparation of projects to commemorate the Bauhaus anniversary.
BAUHAUS SPURENSUCHE – Tracing Bauhaus allows architects, designers, craftspeople and artists to search for traces of Bauhaus in their local environments. In a second move they will develop concepts and designs for an exhibition of Bauhaus products.