A century ago, in 1919, Walter Gropius founded the Bauhaus School of Art and Design with the aim of making German design internationally more competitive. In the following years, the Bauhaus revolutionized not only the world of design and the arts, but also that of architecture, and became one of the most important cultural factors of the century worldwide. Our dossier on this year's anniversary presents interesting facts, milestones and hopefully inspiring insights into this fascinating movement.
With the Stroke of a Pen
Our focus is on the graphic novel scene in Germany and some of its most important authors. We take a look back at the last decades of German comic history and let some of the protagonists of the scene have their say.
Libraries lead us through a flood of analogue and digital information, can be a platform for exchange, space for encounters or social anchors in the city. With our series “Future Libraries” we shed light on challenges, trends and examples of success around the future of the library.
2018 was a difficult year, seen from a political and social point of view. In addition, there were drastic changes in traditional markets such as the physical media formats.
At the threshold to a new era
The dossier about the era of Posthumanism addresses the ethical, social and political issues associated with it, as well as ways of dealing creatively with them.
No other subject has been as controversially discussed nor polarized as much. So far the discussions have been about refugees as a homogenous group though, and their situation has been generalized. This dossier is trying to add a micro-perspective.
Does it always arise out of disagreement or rather does it reflect a parallel “praxis” that is not necessarily seeking confrontation? A practice operating discreetly and on the fringes of official networks, searching for neither recognition nor longevity… This collection aims to provide elements of a response by examining a range of cultural domains from here and from Germany.