The mission statement of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation
Conserving the legacy, designing the present
The Bauhaus Dessau Foundation is an artistic-scientific Foundation with the mission of preserving and passing on the ideas and themes of the Bauhaus. The Foundation’s work is historically reflexive and simultaneously investigates the present-day relevance and contemporary potentials that may be derived from the Bauhaus legacy for the twenty-first century.
The years which the Bauhaus spent in Dessau (1925–1932) are regarded as the heyday of the school founded in Weimar in 1919. The current heritage, which yields the spectrum of the Foundation’s work, is accordingly extensive.