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Bauhaus Effects


Bauhaus Effects

Join us to celebrate 100 years since the founding of the Bauhaus art and design school.

‘Bauhaus Effects’, a conference marking the centenary of the Bauhaus art and design school will take place from Thursday, 7th February to Saturday, 9th February at the National Gallery of Ireland. As part of the Irish strand of world-wide celebrations, the conference will reflect on the legacy of the innovative artistic, architectural, design and teaching practices developed at the twentieth-century’s most influential school of art and design.

The event is a collaboration between the National College of Art & Design, Dublin, University College Dublin, University College Cork and the Goethe-Institut Irland, with support from Dublin City Council and the Deutsche Botschaft Dublin / German Embassy Dublin.

International speakers will examine the effects of the Bauhaus on individual disciplines, and investigate its continuing impact on contemporary practices: from concepts of space and colour to the design of toys and typography. Discussions will address the school’s international impact and its relationship to developments in fields including aviation, photography, hairdressing and shop window designs.

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Welcome and Introductions.

17.30 – 19.00
Keynote Speaker 1:
Professor Heike Hanada, chair of building typologies at the Technical University of Dortmund and designer of the New Bauhaus Museum in Weimar.
Chair: Professor Kathleen James-Chakraborty.


10.00 – 12.00
Panel 1: Bauhaus Effects in everyday life.
Chair: Lisa Godson.

Andrew McNamara (Queensland University of Technology, Australia): Bauahus effects and contemporary art.

Mariana Meneses Romero (Nottingham Trent University, UK): Vidal Sassoon and the Bauhaus.

Kerry Meaken (Dublin Institute of Technology): The Bauhaus Effect on the Fundamentals of Window Display.

Jonathan Foote (Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark): Toys and the Innocent Eye: Bauhaus Toys of the 1920s.

13.00 – 15.00
Panel 2: Paradigm Shift.
Chair: Dr Sabine Kriebel.

Patrick Roessler (Erfurt, Germany): “New typography”, the Bauhaus, and its Impact on Graphic Design.

Dietrich Neuman (Brown University, USA): Space-Time and the Bauhaus.

Aleksi Lohtaja (University of Jyväskylä, Finland): Bauhaus effects in political economy of Space and Sign.

Jan Frohburg (University of Limerick): Bauhaus and Aircrafts.

15.30 – 17.30
Panel 3: Bauhaus Aftershocks.
Chair: Declan Long.

Vanessa Troiano (City University of New York, USA): The “Bauhaus Idea” in Robert Rauschenberg’s Blueprints.

Jordan Troeller (Berlin, Germany): Lucia Moholy in Turkey.

Ruth Baumeister (Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark): Bauhaus Effects In and out of Scandinavia.

Katharina Elvén (Stockholm, Sweden): Aspects of Doing – The Photographic and Photographed Activity at the Bauhaus.


09.30 – 11.00
Panel 4: Bauhaus Effects through pedagogy.
Chair: Francis Halsall.

Suzanne Strum: Knud Lönberg-Holm and Michigan.

Ingrid Mayrhofer Hufnagl: Klee’s pedagogy and computational processing.

Philip Glahn: Radical pedagogy of Bauhaus, art as social labour.

11.30 – 13.00
Keynote Speaker 2: Professor Irit Rogoff, Goldsmiths, University of London.
Chair: Dr Sarah Pierce.


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