Building for the Community – Bauhaus and Tel Aviv.

16 October 2015, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Symposium of the Bauhaus Foundation Dessau to commemorate 50 years of diplomatic relations Israel and Germany.

Photo: Nitza Metzger Szmuk

This year, Germany and Israel are celebrating 50 years of diplomatic relations. For the Bauhaus Foundation Dessau, this marks an occasion to reflect on the idea of collective building and thus the relationship between Bauhaus and Israel in a symposium.

The symposium is broken down into three panel discussions with related content. The first panel deals with the role of the architect using the example of Ariel Sharon. Four structures are then considered in their historical and current contexts and finally, the reception to and impact of Bauhaus in Israel over time is discussed. The symposium also offers tours through the Bauhaus and a trip to Dessau-Törten.

Lecturer are well-known representatives from the realms of architecture, landmark preservation and the arts and cultural sciences – including Jeremie Hoffmann, director of Tel Aviv’s Municipal Conservation Department and Ines Weizman, junior professor for architectural theory, Bauhaus University Weimar et al.
The symposium is geared toward architects, landmark preservationists, art historians, cultural scientists and sociologists as well as Israel and Bauhaus enthusiasts.

  • Free entry.
  • The symposium will be followed by a book presentation:
    "Carmel. International Style in Haifa"
    with Ines Sonder (Potsdam), Michael Levin (Ramat Gan) and the photographer Stephanie Kloss (Berlin)
  • In the afternoon we offer a trip to the Balcony Access Houses by Hannes Meyer, fee EUR 4.00, registration at by 1 October.

In cooperation with the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation of Saxony-Anhalt, supported by the "White City Network" under the auspices of the Israeli Embassy.