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The release date for the second issue of bauhaus now, the official magazine of the Bauhaus Association, is 23 May 2018. This time, the focus is on architecture and urban planning. bauhaus now #2Where does the Future Take Space?
While migrating communities are often perceived as a burden for the host societies, Beirut tends to prove that migration can sometimes o er a rather challenging context for regeneration and innovation, both for the host societies and the migrants. Migration and ModernityThe White Pavilions of Interwar Beirut
Isabel Allende is a Chilean-American bestselling author. In her work, as with her foundation, she advocates the equality of the sexes. Progress, according to the author, is a question of emancipation. Making Modernity PossibleNo prosperity without women
The young Hermann Kamte is a rising star on South Africa’s architecture scene. At the ArchitectureZA 2018 festival, the Cameroonian architect presented his “Wooden Tower” design for Lagos, one of the most promising projects in the field of sustainable construction. In connection with bauhaus now #2, our author Cordula Rau – an architect and publicist on international architectural topics – discusses architecture, urban development and the smart cities of tomorrow. Architecture and urban developmentFrom intelligent buildings to sustainable cities
Jessica Brillhart is an American filmmaker. She was a part of the virtual reality team at Google and is internationally known for her contribution to the theory and practice of VR. A conversation about meditation in mental spaces, the perception of the futre and radical experimentation. Developing ModernityCrafting the Mental Space
At the reconstruction of the “9 Evenings” festival by Josef Albers’ student Robert Rauschenberg in Sweden, the Moroccan performance artist Radouan Mriziga builds structures in the air and draws beautiful patterns on the ground. The editor-in-chief of the Swedish magazine DANS interviewed the dancer about his work for us. HERE: 10 Evenings—Radouan MrizigaArchitect of the Airspace
The Bauhaus movement in Germany, roughly 1919-1933, marked a major turning point for design and its role in society. It exerted a powerful and influential role in the development of artist style. But today, for many designers, it is more of a historical curiosity than a role model. Why? What has changed? Designing ModernityWhy we need so much more than the Bauhaus
The enlightenment, the French Revolution and industrialization changed social consciousness in a way that permeated all spheres of life. From then on, people’s ability to think and act was considered a guarantor for a better future. But what has resulted in an unprecedented technical and social renewal has also become the cornerstone of a fatal hubris, says the author of “Modernity as Experience and Interpretation”, Peter Wagner. Between Triumph and DoubtIs Modernity an Attitude?
A walk on the pavements of Tel Aviv-Yafo today reveals that the city is continually under construction. The city’s expansion, it seems, is connected to its history with war and destruction, and spans between modern and local Mediterranean aesthetics. The art historian, Ruth Freimann, takes a look at four artists, for whom this pearl of modernism is not only home but also a subject of their work. Art from Tel AvivFour Times White-Black City
In this century of global mega-urbanisation, we see a repeat of the questions posed by city planners and architects a hundred years ago. But today’s challenges are greater—and considerably more complex. What do the solutions of the Bauhaus architects and early modernists have to say to today’s urban planners? Urban Strategies in the 21st CenturyA Citified World
The modern obsession with ourselves is not only the result of overwhelmed educators. For Rathna Ramanathan, Program Director at the Royal College of Art, it is also the result of a cultural egocentrism within the framework of our education in schools and universities. Teaching ModernityEducation through Sabotage!
The so-called “Jeanneret Furniture” of the north indian city Chandigarh is directly associated with Le Corbusier and the European 20th century modernists. But the core expressive structural logic of the furniture was derived almost entirely from the local, traditional ways of working wood by hand. Such phenomena reveal modernism to be a multi-lateral, international project. Modernity as a Global Network“Jeaneret” made in India
On November 15, 2017, the official magazine for the Bauhaus Centenary in 2019 appeared in international newsagents. The first edition of “bauhaus now” deals with modernity as an attitude instead of a style. bauhaus now #1New Magazine for the Centenary Out Now!