Thursday 17 October 2019
In October, the SNFCC collaborates with the Goethe-Institut Athen to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the Bauhaus School, through a series of activities and events that include talks, screenings and art workshops for children and adults.
“Bauhaus at 100” explores the legacy of the 20th century’s most iconic art & design school in the fields of architecture, industrial design, the arts, dance and education.
Bauhaus Talks: Karin Wilhelm
Back to the Roots: Walter Gropius and the Founding Years of Bauhaus in Weimar and Dessau
This talk examines some aspects of the socio-political and architectural theory debates that substantially shaped the early years of the Bauhaus in Weimar under the guidance of architect and founder of the Bauhaus School, Walter Gropius. During the discussion, we’ll search for the traces of buried emancipatory design approaches, which are evident in the architecture of the Bauhaus building in Dessau, the Master’s Houses, and the Dessau-Törten Housing Estate. In characterizing objects and buildings as “Bauhaus Style”, the ideas and basic rules of these modern design methods accompany us to this day.
The Bauhaus School building at Dessau © Hans Engels
Karin Wilhelm is Professor Emerita of History and Theory of Architecture and City at the Technical University of Braunschweig.
Thursday 17/10 | 19.00
The talk will be conducted in German, with real-time translation into Greek and Greek Sign Language.