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.

The magazine is published at regular intervals in two languages, and since the autumn of 2017 it has been investigating the question of where, in what form, and under what conditions the Bauhaus is still perceptible today as an idea and model.

(The e-paper of bauhaus now #2 is available here.)

 

Well-known representatives from the fields of architecture, art and sociology – including Amos Gitai, the son of Bauhaus architect Munio Gitai Weinraub – have tackled our questions about the future of urban concepts.
Well-known representatives from the fields of architecture, art and sociology – including Amos Gitai, the son of Bauhaus architect Munio Gitai Weinraub – have tackled our questions about the future of urban concepts.

To this end, bauhaus now gives international figures a forum to discuss matters of design and urban planning: designers and architects, artists and sociologists, critics and utopians. 

What are the major design tasks and problems of the 21st century? What do designers work on today? What do they dream of? What challenges confront them? And does the holistic approach of the Bauhaus still offer possible solutions for the future?

The lead article by sociologist Saskia Sassen (Columbia University) is devoted to social upheavals in the ever-growing global cities of our day.
The lead article by sociologist Saskia Sassen (Columbia University) is devoted to social upheavals in the ever-growing global cities of our day.

Our second issue examines the focal topic of architecture and urban planning as the best-known matters of concern to the Bauhaus. With that in mind, we guide you from a “Yearning for the City” to “The City as Perpetrator” to ideas and visions for “The Future of Cities”.

We pose critical questions about the role of the city in the age of terror and an obsession with security, take a look at “China and the Bauhaus” and at new architectures of education created by Carme Pinós.

For bauhaus now, the architect and journalist Michael Sorkin (New York Times) has responded to questions from the three Bauhaus directors Gropius, Mies and Meyer.
For bauhaus now, the architect and journalist Michael Sorkin (New York Times) has responded to questions from the three Bauhaus directors Gropius, Mies and Meyer.

Throughout 100 pages, numerous well-known figures such as the sociologist and global-city researcher Saskia Sassen, the artist Ólafur Elíasson, the architect and architectural journalist Michael Sorkin and the Bauhaus luminary Magdalena Droste pursue the questions of whether we can build societies, how to teach the future and how the Bauhaus, despite its early demise, was able to become a synonym for the present.

Also in the mix: the ‘100 years of bauhaus’ gallery with artistic responses by Jürgen Meyer H., Meschac Gaba and the filmmaker Amos Gitai, as well as a background discussion with bauhaus imaginista’s co-curator Grant Watson.

The magazine is available at stores worldwide. It is published in both German and English editions.
The magazine is available at stores worldwide. It is published in both German and English editions.

bauhaus now #2
“Where does the Future take Place?”
First day of sale: May 23, 2018 (English edition)

Publisher: 100 years of bauhaus, Weimar
Design and editing: Stan Hema, Berlin
Distribution: DPV Deutscher Pressevertrieb GmbH, Hamburg

ISSN 2510-5841 (German)
ISBN 2510-585X (English)

€ 6,90 € (Germany)
€ 7.70 (Austria)
SFr. 10.90 (Switzerland)
€ 7.90 (Luxembourg)

The first issue of bauhaus now was published on 15 November 2017. The theme was: “Is Modernity an Attitude?”