19 March 2019
Bauhaus Open House

Conference on the occasion of 100 years of Bauhaus

The Goethe-Institut Cyprus in collaboration with the Department of Architecture of the University of Nicosia jointly organize a conference on the subject of Bauhaus and its influence on Wednesday 3 April at 5.30 pm. At the conference invited speakers and experts will present, discuss and analyze Bauhaus from different perspectives.

The keynote speaker is Prof. Dr. Magdalena Droste, former director of the Bauhaus-Archiv Museum für Gestaltung in Berlin, who will give an in-depth presentation about Bauhaus covering its history, the changes through its three different directors, the historical context in relation to Bauhaus, leading up to the present day, 100 years after the Bauhaus school was founded in 1919.

The following presentations each shed a light on different aspects of Bauhaus and its influence, as Tatiana Efrussi takes us on a journey to the Soviet Union, Prof. Dr. Miodrag Suvakovic to the Balkans and Associate Professor Dr. Panayiota Pyla then brings us to Cyprus.

Conference programme

5.30 pm Keynote lecture: Das Bauhaus
Prof. Dr. Magdalena Droste, Berlin
Former director of the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin
6.55 pm 20' break
7.15 pm Bauhaus Erfahrungen nicht anwendbar (bauhaus experiences not applicable) – Bauhaus architects in the Soviet Union
Tatiana Efrussi, Paris
Art historian and artist
7.45 pm The Bauhaus influence in the Balkan region in art, design and architecture
Prof. Dr. Miodrag Suvakovic, Belgrade
Professor of applied aesthetics & theory of art and media and Dean of Faculty for Media and Communications, Belgrade, Serbia
8.15 pm The ideas of Bauhaus and modernism in Cyprus
Associate Prof. Dr. Panayiota Pyla, Nicosia
Architectural historian and theorist, and Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture, University of Cyprus
8.45 pm End of programme

Date: Wednesday 3 April 2019 from 5.30 pm to 9 pm
Place: ARC Department of Architecture, University of Nicosia, Michail Georgalla, Engomi, Nicosia
Language: English
Price: Free Admission
Information: +357 22 674606