Bauhaus Summerschool

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Bauhaus City – Get on Site!
The Bauhaus Dessau calls students from around the world to attend its anniversary year Summer School.

From 22 – 31 July, the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation will hold an international Summer School entitled ‘Bauhaus City – Get on Site!’. On the occasion of its 90th anniversary, the institution invites young artists, architects, designers as well as the interested public to come to Dessau and explore the Bauhaus architecture on site. Parallel to the anniversary exhibition ‘Modell Bauhaus’ which will be shown in Berlin at the Martin-Gropius-Bau, the Summer School in Dessau offers students from all over the world the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the Bauhaus at one of its original sites.

In six workshops the examples of Classical Modernism built here will be examined through performative actions and urban interventions. Hidden traces and connections will be brought to light. The Summer School will look at the experimental housing estate Dessau-Törten, the Bauhaus buildings, the Masters’ houses, the employment office and the restaurant Kornhaus. The workshops are run by INTERBORO, New York; MUF, London; Michael Zinganel, Graz; Wochenklausur, Vienna; Kuehn Malvezzi, Berlin and Gods Entertainment, Berlin. A series of public lectures accompanies the Summer School programme.

At the heart of the programme lies the question of how to define the Bauhaus City: Is it a centre of innovative architecture, an outstanding educational infrastructure or a place for creative entrepreneurship? In the 20th century, Dessau changed continuously due to destruction during the war, societal developments after the German reunification and the collapse of the industry. Many of the Bauhaus buildings, however, are now under a preservation order, have been restored accordingly and are open to the public.

Summer School Fee: 150 Euro

Deadline for application: 30 June 2009

For further information visit the website: bauhauscity-summerschool.de
and/or contact: Ina Goegel: goegel@bauhaus-dessau.de / sommerschule@bauhaus-dessau.de