Out of the Display Case:
Yoga at the Bauhaus

// Object Talk
Thu, 15 Dec 2022, 6 pm
Bauhaus Museum Dessau
Open Stage

Yoga at the Bauhaus – an impossible combination? At least that is the assumption, which is not too far away, if one thinks of the historical Bauhaus as a design college of modernity with its credo of functional and scientifically oriented design of life and the environment.

Starting with the sketch of the yogic Seven Chakras designed by Bauhaus master Joost Schmidt in 1931, Burghard Duhm (Bauhaus Dessau Foundation) follows the path of yoga at the Bauhaus up to the present day. The question is explored as to what function yoga had in a college of design and whether it was yoga at all as we know it today? In addition, Burghard Duhm, as a trained yoga teacher, will give the guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in their own experiential spaces of yoga with small exercises.