re:bauhaus
modern emancipation, education, exchange

A Central European festival exploring Functionalism and Bauhaus in the context of the development of the modern state and the accompanying movements of social and women’s emancipation

Celebrating the centenary of Bauhaus, the transnational re:bauhaus festival explores the origins of modernism and its linkages to Functionalism and Bauhaus in Central Europe. The festival commemorates 100 years of Bauhaus by examining the societal developments taking place at the time of its birth, including the movements for social and women’s emancipation. In addition, the festival investigates the development of the modern state through the examples of the Weimar Constitution and the Czechoslovak Republic. re:bauhaus adheres to the principle of dialogue and stands for mutual cooperation among network partners to promote a truly transnational perspective.


The joint project is initiated by the Goethe-Institut in cooperation with bauhaus reuse, curatorial collaborative, National Gallery Prague, PLATO Ostrava and zukunftsgeraeusche. Supporters include the Czech-German Future Fund, German Federal Agency for Civic Education, Federal Foundation of Baukultur, Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and the Statutory City of Ostrava.

The re:bauhaus festival is organised around the following five themes:

# Bauhaus & Functionalism
# Emancipation & the Modern Woman
# Constitution & Modern States
# Education & Interpretation
# Modern Reuse & DIY

Festival exchanges are taking place primarily at three locations: bauhaus reuse on Ernst-Reuter-Platz in Berlin, which was built with reused façade elements from the Bauhaus in Dessau; PLATO Ostrava, a city art-gallery operating in a former BAUHAUS hobby market; and the Trade Fair Palace, a world-renowned exhibition space at the National Gallery Prague.