A series of talks with experts and practitioners
Supporting Programme of the exhibition "Craft becomes Modern. The Bauhaus in the Making"
What do collections of pre-Columbian textiles tell us about the Bauhaus weaving workshop? Why would Marcel Breuer present a short film ranging from the African chair to rising columns of air at the official opening of the Bauhaus building? Exhibits are exceptional things, collected and shown first and foremost because they are manifestations of practices, materials, economies and cultural meanings. In exhibitions they find their voice in dialogue with other objects. In the exhibition’s Maker-Space we aim to enter into dialogue with specific exhibits and to study their fabrication, form and materiality and the context from which they emerged and in which they intervened with design historians, practitioners and visitors.