Wednesday 15 January 2020
In January, SNFCC’s collaboration with Goethe-Institut Athen, in view of the 100-year anniversary of the Bauhaus School, continues through 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.
Traces of the Bauhaus across 100 Years
This talk will look at the history of the Bauhaus framed by two material concepts: dust & data.
While “dust” foregrounds new approaches to the material analysis of objects and ruins, data designates new approaches to managing the enormous amount of information accumulated about the subject over the years.
The talk will also present the multiple historiographies of the Bauhaus and the story of a global architectural history of modernism within which it is located.
Ines Weizman will reveal the perspectives of marginalized, dislocated, silenced, and dispersed voices of the Bauhaus that have gone unheard – until now. These include the voices of queer architects, of the (too) few women practitioners, of those in the global South who studied at the Bauhaus or were influenced by its ideas, and the perception of the School beyond the Iron Curtain of the Cold War.
Ines Weizman is director of the Bauhaus Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture and Planning and a professor of architectural theory at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. She is founding director of the Centre for Documentary Architecture (CDA).
The talk will be conducted in German, with real-time translation into Greek and Greek Sign Language.