Review & Impressions of the final presentations of the IKEA Bauhaus summer 2014
What is the situation with lending and sharing? Are these secondary virtues on the rise again? What influence do they exercise on product design and the appropriation of space? Given that the refurbished masters' houses for Gropius and Moholy-Nagy are due to be re-opened in the spring of 2014, the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation has decided explore the question of how the organisation of everyday domestic processes, which Gropius once wanted to demonstrate right here, has changed in the 21st century. How is a household structured today and what can be subsumed under the headings of ‘housekeeping’ and ‘sharing’? The resulting change of perspective raises new questions for designers. The Dessau masters' houses offer a strategic starting point for a creative re-think of housekeeping. Households are not self-contained units, but are continually interacting with their environment – whether at the level of a neighbourhood, a community, a town, or a nation.
Impressions of our photographer Doreen Ritzau: