Standardised Knowledge
Talk Series

Standardisation of housing construction, rationalisation of layouts, uniformity of lettering and language, modularisation of forms – the Bauhaus strove for systematisation and consistency. Behind this lay the Bauhaus’s belief in the egalitarian power of technology and industry. It also shows the will to intervene through design to bring order to an increasingly complex and accelerated present. In light of the Bauhaus’s drive for standardisation, the talk series Standardised Knowledge introduces modern projects, standard works and systems that address the ambivalent alliance between the pursuit of order and the shaping of society.

The talk series is part of the supporting programme for the exhibition Carl Fieger. From Bauhaus to Bauakademie.


Thursday, 21 June 2018
6 – 7.30 pm
Bauhaus Building

Ernst Neuferts: Architects’ Data: A Standard Work

Talk by Gernot Weckherlin, architect from Berlin. He worked at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar,  Universität der Künste Berlin and Beuth-Hochschule Berlin.


Thursday, 27 September 2018
6 – 7.30 pm
Bauhaus Building

Weltformat DIN

Talk by Markus Krajewski, media scientist and professor of media studies at the University of Basel, Switzerland.



Past Events

Thursday, 19 April 2018
6 – 7.30 pm
Bauhaus Building

Organised Transport. The Container System

Talk by Alexander Klose, author and Container Researcher from Vienna, Austria. 


Thursday, 17 May 2018
6 – 7.30 pm
Bauhaus Building

Houses of the Production Line: The “Packaged House System” of Walter Gropius and Konrad Wachsmann

Talk by Bauhaus Lab 2018. The Bauhaus Lab „The Universal Connector. Building Systems after the Bauhaus“ is engaged in research into the universal wedge connectors that underpin the building system by Walter Gropius and Konrad Wachsmann.