Chronology: 1927 -Architecture department opens


  • Georg Muche and Richard Paulick experimental steel house is completed in Dessau-Törten.
  • The architecture department opens under the guidance of Hannes Meyer. The magazine "bauhaus" presents his latest projects (entry for the Geneva League of Nations building competition, St. Peter school in Basle) and his cooperative reform ideas. Gret Palucca dances on the Bauhaus stage.
  • The Bauhaus Dessau is represented at the German theatre exhibition in Magdeburg. The 4th regular meeting of the regional planning association (settlements committee) for the central German industrial region is convened in the Bauhaus.
  • The right-wing Dessau press polemicises against Bauhaus masters.
  • Georg Muche leaves the Bauhaus.
  • Béla Bartók gives a concert in the hall, organised by the society of friends of the Bauhaus. Institution of free painting classes (Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Lyonel Feininger).
  • Festival of catchwords in the Bauhaus building, Schlemmer takes to the stage to parody focal issues of debates at the Bauhaus (notably Moholy-Nagy’s Vorkurs and Hannes Meyer’s cooperative raptures).


  • The German economy grows back to its 1913 level.
  • Local employment exchanges come under the Reich. Compulsory unemployment insurance introduced throughout the Reich.

S C I E N C E ,   T E C H N O L O G Y   A N D   A R T S

  • Science and technology: 15 millionth car by Ford, Charles Lindbergh flies non-stop across the Atlantic, theory of chemical bonding.
  • Literature: "Being and Time" by Martin Heidegger, "Steppenwolf" by Hermann Hesse.
  • Theatre and music: Josephine Baker in Paris, Erwin Piscator founds theatre in Berlin.
  • Music: "Black and Tan Fantasy" by Duke Ellington.
  • Film: "Berlin: Symphony of a Metropolis" by Walter Ruttmann, "Napoléon" by Abel Gance.
  • Art: El Lissitzky’s Cabinet of the Abstract in Hanover, Malevich section at the grand Berlin art exhibition.
  • Architecture: Dymaxion House by Richard Buckminster Fuller, "Werkbund" exposition the flat in Stuttgart (Weißenhofsiedlung) coordinated by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, participating architects: Le Corbusier, Max and Bruno Taut, Walter Gropius, Peter Behrens, Ludwig Hilberseimer, Hans Poelzig, Hans Sharoun et. al.