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from 22 March 2018
until 31 October 2018
Exhibition: Carl Fieger. From Bauhaus to Bauakademie
Carl Fieger (1893–1960) made architectural history with his first building. The single-family house in Dessau (1924) remained an experimental building, but also contributed significantly to the endeavour to set new standards in housing construction. As an employee in the offices of Peter Behrens and Walter Gropius he was involved in creating iconic buildings like the Fagus Factory in Alfeld (1922-25) or the Bauhaus Building in Dessau (1925/26).
Carl Fieger left his mark on modern architecture. He had an eye for standardisation and later put his experience with prefabricated parts and new materials to use as a research assistant at the Deutsche Bauakademie, the German university of architecture in East Berlin. In 1953 he built the first prefabricated building in Berlin, which hid its construction method behind a traditional facade.
The exhibition highlights the complete oeuvre of the architect, designer and distinguished draftsman and rediscovers Fieger in his original drawings, architectural models and furniture – as a designer, who combines new standards with individual expression.
Opening times: daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Bauhaus Dessau
Admission: Bauhaus-Ticket 8.50 €, concessions 5.50 €
from 10 August 2018
until 30 November 2018
Exhibition Bauhaus Lab 2018: The Art of Joining: Designing the Universal Connector
The Art of Joining: Designing the Universal Connector
The international participants of the Bauhaus Lab 2018 investigated the historical context and discourses of transatlantic postwar modernism bundled in the metal connector. The three month long research, which included excursions for on-site investigation and archival study, is culminated in an exhibition in the Bauhaus Building. Its grid system juxtaposes the virtual three-dimensional grid that General Panel System inscribed in space with the DIN norms, the contemporary paragon of standardization. The findings are displayed in thematic chapters, revolving around different spatial constellations the connector brought together.
from 17 October 2018
until 24 October 2018
Ages 8 – 14 years
Whether you have lots of prior knowledge or none – the Open Workshop makes room for everyone! We take the Bauhauslers and their interest in experimentation as role models for our own work in the workshop.
For the Bauhauslers, experimentation with techniques and materials was an essential part of creativity. We will take up this idea and print our own fonts, design letters and collages, and make masks and stop-motion animation films. The possibilities are virtually endless!
Every designer is an inventor – material experiments (Anne Schneider); tutorials: Study, test and develop own projects (Nikos Probst, Halle)
every Wednesday, 4–6 pm
(excluding school holidays*)
Meeting point: Visitors Centre Bauhaus Dessau
Gropiusallee 38, 06846 Dessau-Roßlau, Germany
Free admission, no registration required
Reading | Törten: Crime Stories from a Bauhaus settlement
Dark secrets, mysterious entanglements, strange encounters – in ten bizarre fictional stories, students of the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences have approached the Bauhaus settlement of Dessau-Törten, built by Walter Gropius in 1928. This special type of architectural education is an attempt to convey knowledge in a different way. The book "Törten: Kriminalgeschichten aus einer Bauhaus-Siedlung" (Törten: Crime stories from a Bauhaus Settlement) came out in summer 2018.
On the occasion of Library Day, the authors will read from the book together with the editor and professor Natascha Meuser.
// The reading is in German.
Closing Event | "Carl Fieger. From Bauhaus to Bauakademie"
Guided tour with curator
4 – 5 pm
The last guided tour through the exhibition with the curator Wolfgang Thöner.
Talk and lecture
"From Fieger to Fieger:
Exhibitions in the Bauhaus building 1978 – 2018"
5 – 6 pm
Exhibitions in the Bauhaus Building have always been something special. On the occasion of the end of the current exhibition, Regina Bittner, Deputy Director of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and Head of Academy, and Wolfgang Thöner, Head of Collection and curator of the exhibition "Carl Fieger", are looking back on 40 years of exhibition history in the Bauhaus Building in Dessau: From Fieger to Fieger.
Carl Fieger's Circular House
10 am – 9 pm
Visitors will be able to see a full scale model of Carl Fiegers Circular House (1928) for the first time.
from 6 pm