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.

Starting in autumn 2017, the biannual magazine “bauhaus now” explores the question of where, in what form, and under what conditions the Bauhaus is still perceived as an idea and model—and what currency, relevance and validity is accorded to it today. 

(Die deutsche Ausgabe von “bauhaus now” ist seit dem 15. November 2017 in Deutschland, Österreich, der Schweiz und Luxemburg erhältllich.)

The Dutch illustrator Viktor Hachmang portrayed the heroes and heroines of the Bauhaus in their historical surroundings.
The Dutch illustrator Viktor Hachmang portrayed the heroes and heroines of the Bauhaus in their historical surroundings.

Therefor “bauhaus now” enables international figures to discuss matters of design and urban planning: designers and architects, artists and researchers, 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? Does the holistic approach of the Bauhaus still offer possible solutions for the future?

The British video artist Ed Atkins contributed excerpts from his work “Ribbons” to the editorial by modernity researcher Peter Wagner.
The British video artist Ed Atkins contributed excerpts from his work “Ribbons” to the editorial by modernity researcher Peter Wagner.

In our first issue, we focus on the basic attitude of modernity, its “mindset”, its creative spirit, which counters thought that follows fixed paths and pre-established patterns by offering a critical outlook and approach, and by so doing, opens up new creative opportunities and design freedom.

We take you from the “Bauhaus Myth” to the “Bauhaus as a Phenomenon” to the idea and the vision of the Bauhaus that is still conveyed and preserved today.

Photographer Tillmann Franzen impressively staged the three collection-leading Bauhaus institutions in Berlin, Dessau and Weimar for “bauhaus now”.
Photographer Tillmann Franzen impressively staged the three collection-leading Bauhaus institutions in Berlin, Dessau and Weimar for “bauhaus now”.

Throughout 142 pages, numerous well-known figures such as the artist Marina Abramović, the industrial designer Yves Béhar, the virtual reality expert Jessica Brillhart, the philosopher Alain Badiou and the design researcher Rathna Ramanathan trace the image of a multipolar, global movement that belongs to the foundations of contemporary culture.

They use their contributions to examine whether and under what conditions modernity is still a concept with a future – looking at it in a critical as well as passionate and optimistic way.

Also included is a conversation with the filmmaker and former Google employee Jessica Brillhart about how real virtual worlds are.
Also included is a conversation with the filmmaker and former Google employee Jessica Brillhart about how real virtual worlds are.

bauhaus now #1
“Is Modernity an Attitude?”
EVT: November 15, 2017

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)

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