Bauhaus Lab 2022:
Doors of Learning: Microcosms of a Future South Africa

// Exhibition Opening
Thu, 4 Aug, 7 pm 
Bauhaus Building, workshop wing

The Bauhaus Dessau Foundation invites you to the opening of the exhibition Doors of Learning: Microcosms of a Future South Africa on Thursday, 4 August 2022, 7 pm.

It reflects the education and development centres as a radical experiment in learning and living, as well as their spatial and design implementation in the context of the efforts to create a future democratic South Africa free of racism: What were the immediate educational needs in those temporary learning environments? What alternative ideas, programmes and solutions have been developed in Tanzania?

The exhibition will be on display in the workshop wing until 8 January 2023.

// Hybrid symposium 
Thu, 4 Aug 2022, 5 – 7 pm
Bauhaus Building, room 2.22 / online 

There will also be a symposium on this day to mark the end of this year’s Bauhaus Lab, which will take place as a hybrid event on site in the Bauhaus building and via Zoom from 5 – 7 pm. The event will be held in English, simultaneous interpretation into German is available.

Together with international guests, the Bauhaus Lab participants will discuss questions about the role of education in the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa at the panel discussion as part of the opening of the exhibition “Doors of Learning: Microcosms of a Future South Africa”, which is the result of three months of research by the Bauhaus Lab. In addition, they will ask to what extent the educational centres in Tanzania, which were realised with international support, can be interesting examples of an alternative historiography of a global socialism. Furthermore, the discussants will deal with the question of the legacy of these international educational experiments based on solidarity.

Invited are: Nolan Oswald Dennis (Johannesburg), Ola Uduku (Liverpool), Jakob Marcks (Prague), Anja Schade (Hildesheim) and Hannah Le Roux (Johannesburg).

In order to attend the event via Zoom, please use the following link to register:

Doors of Learning: Microcosms of a Future South Africa is a collective exhibition curated by a multidisciplinary and international group of artists, curators, historians and researchers. The 2022 edition of the Bauhaus Lab was made up of: Igor Bloch, Joyce Lam, Essi Lamberg, Nokubekezela Mchunu, Esther Mbibo, Michalina Musielak, Lucas Rehnman and Jordan Rowe, supported by Regina Bittner and Philipp Sack (Academy of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation).