Agents Talks

Friday, 4. June 21 – 7:30-8:00 p.m.

Moderation: Silke Wallstein, Research Associate, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation

The Weavers’ Apprentice: Haptic Learning Tradition and Innovation
Kate Grenyer, Curator, Dovecot Studios Edinburgh, Schottland

Kate Grenyer will introduce the history of weaving apprenticeships at Dovecot and how this tradtional form of learning which stretches back to the medieval guilds was modernised and adapted by Dovecot to meet the needs of the modern world. A case study of the work of current apprentice, Elaine Wilson, will be used to discuss and how the tapestry apprenticeship has eveolved to develop new ways of learning for the twenty-first century.

BASE as a Learning Machine
Marina Mussapi, Programmer and Project Manager BASE Milano

Hybrid cultural places offer space for experimentation, connect communities, are a test bed for field-based, multidisciplinary, non-formal learning. The contribution to the talk will focus on sharing some key results and practices from a pilot project recently experimented by the Italian creative hub BASE Milano.

Center for design of everyday life
Koraljka Vlajo, Head of Design Collections, Museum of Decorative Arts Zagreb

The project assembled partners from Zagreb (design, art institutions and City of Zagreb) in researching possibilities of participative management in Zagreb, testing the possibilities of collective action by gathering data from participating partners (digitizing design archives and forming collective database on Croatian design) and engaging abandoned city areas through small design interventions.

Saturday, 5 June 2021 – 11:00-11:30 a.m.

Moderation: Jutta Stein, Research Associate, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation

Sustainability through transformation – Textile techniques and materials
Anna Gronemeyer, Art Educator and Textile Designer, artistic collaborator (Teaching and Research) Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle and Julia Kortus, Textile Designer, artistic collaborator (Teaching and Research) Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle

By means of a workshop, the approach of communicating sustainability in the textile cosmos is presented to a broad audience. The workshop sensitizes the awareness of the participants with regard to materials, manufacturing processes, textile value chain and textile processing techniques. Participants will be introduced to textile knowledge through simple incentives and thus given a basis for experimentation.

How to think? How to make? How to live?
Corina Forthuber, Designer and Univ.-Professor, Mozarteum Salzburg

The unit provides insights into the teacher training program "Design: Technology. Textile" with a mission statement and examples from practice. Possibilities of design and teaching from the university to the school in Austria within the new study and teaching subject are explained.

Saturday, 5 June 2021 – 1:00-1:30 p.m.

Moderation: Valerie Stephanie, Curator of Education, Klassik Stiftung Weimar

Outdoor-Tour "Rad-wahn"
Pia Lädrach, Managing Director CREAVIVA at the Zentrum Paul Klee

The new walk in the surroundings of the Zentrum Paul Klee combines important stations in the life of Paul Klee with diverse forms of movement and interactive activities in nature. The aim is not only to turn back the wheel of time and learn a lot about the life of the artist, but also to follow the title of the work "Rad-wahn" and to philosophize about delusion and the connection between art and nature. The trolley of our art mediators is richly equipped with materials to get active outside in nature. With playful elements, the children can leave their own traces in nature, some of them tangible on the ground, in the landscape, others as moving ribbons in the air, still others remain as thoughts and memories of a happy experience in the head and heart of each individual. The Creaviva at the Zentrum Paul Klee sees itself as a competence center for practical art education for people from 4 to 88 years of age. The Creaviva's guests include around 8,000 schoolchildren each year, who attend workshops in classes, as well as a multigenerational audience in the Open Studio and people with disabilities. The Creaviva does not only convey art. Above all, it conveys the joy of shaping our world.

A&DO – Learning Centre for Architecture and Design: A&DO Lab on tour (2021, 2022, 2023)
Hanna Kapanen, Educational Curator, Design Museum Helsinki, Coordinator A&DO Lab

Architecture and design belong to everyone. They surround us everywhere. As a user, you know your surroundings best. The A&DO Lab gives you the opportunity to explore and observe. You can look at the living environment from a designer's perspective. At the same time, you can sketch what the environment might look like in the future. The nationally touring A&DO Lab brings greetings from Helsinki, the Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Design Museum. Objects from the museums' collections travel to different parts of Finland with A&DO Lab. The exhibition also shows examples of design and architecture in the places where the exhibition is on display. The goal of A&DO Lab is to bring together museum collections, museum learning, design history, and architecture and design education to explore the ways in which objects can be used as important tools for learning. A&DO – Learning Centre for Architecture and Design aims to encourage people to learn about their living environment through shared experiences and collaborative action. The center will be established in 2020-2023 with the help of the Museum Vision grant from the Finnish Cultural Foundation. In spring 2021, A&DO will launch a touring A&DO Lab that will travel to six different locations in Finland to inspire people to learn about architecture and design.

Saturday, 5 June 2021 – 3:30-4:00 p.m.

Moderation: Friederike Holländer, Head of Education and Meditation, Bauhaus Archive Berlin
Co-Moderator: Jason Nam, Director of Design Disco

Explore the space! Experiential learning practices in the museum of architecture
Kadi Kriit, Museum Teacher for Architecture and Design, Architecture Museum Tallin

Hands-on exhibition and learning in an urban environment – Estonian Museum of Architecture’s experience. “Explore Space!” is a hands-on permanent exhibition in the Estonian Museum of Architecture. It’s main audience is children and young people. This exhibition teaches how to experience space and grasp the essence of architecture with all our senses. Teaching youngsters to notice the built environment in the Rotermann Quarter (small quarter in Tallinn city centre, near Estonian Museum of Architecture) through seven topics relevant to urban space is another way to raise a more environmentally conscious generation. The aim of the educational program is to make people pay more attention to urban space and be more aware of it.

The foundation of ‘Olympus’: A New Program for artists and designers inspired by the Bauhaus School. Opened at the Liebling Haus Tel Aviv in 2020
Eran Eizenhamer, Architect, Curator and Pedagogue (with Maayan Mozes and Ana Wild).

Olympus is an innovative program for young artists and designers who completed art, architecture, design, performance, and dance studies; people seeking a flexible, singular platform to develop, expand, and refine their creative work. The approach blends various tools, techniques, and vocabularies designed to expand fields of action and help to develop and refine the creators creative vision. We aim to create an innovative, creative learning experience, supporting creators in their journey to find and boldly pave their way in the world with curiosity, agility, and responsiveness. The pedagogical philosophy of the program is founded on equality, dialogue, and collaborative creation. The Olympus focuses on valuable interactions, group studies, and experimental work, attentive to each participant’s individual tendencies and learning habits. There are no dull lectures or authoritarian, hierarchical reviews at Olympus. The Program developed by a team of educators, architects, artists, curators, designers, and artisans inspired by the Bauhaus School, Olympus’ framework and content offer an excitingly experimental and diverse learning experience. Team:  Maayan Mozes, Ana Wild, Ishai Shapira Kalter, Merav Kamel, Hila Cohen-Schneiderman, Yoni Raz Purtugali, Eran Eizenhamer. The Liebling Haus – The White City Center is a unique architecture and urban conservation research and learning hub in the heart of Tel Aviv. Located in the historic Liebling House, The White City Center was co-founded by the Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality and the German Federal Ministry for Interior, Building and Community in 2015. This venue brings together planners, artists, and the public to celebrate the city’s past and shape its future. As a leading research and training facility for architecture, conservation, art, design, and urbanism, the Center promotes cooperative relationships between professionals and communities.