Less is Future

General Survey Exhibition at the Bauhaus in Dessau

10 April to 16 October, 2010

The general survey exhibition in the Bauhaus Dessau presents the various projects of the IBA Urban Redevelopment 2010. The exhibition gives insight into past, present and future of the state of Saxony-Anhalt and the 19 cities participating in the IBA. From the presentation of each city’s innovative design projects, an overall picture of eight years of urban redevelopment emerge

Nineteen audiovisual installations on the historical significance of the locations introduce visitors to the IBA cities. The transition section provides detailed insight into twenty years of urban development after German reunification. Artistic works, statistics and maps showing the causes and effects of the decline and make clear the reality that the IBA Urban Redevelopment 2010 initially encountered.

The heart of the exhibition are the interventions and projects that have been implemented within the framework of the IBA since 2002. Labs focus on the themes city type, landscape, heritage of the built environment, education and identity. Work processes are visualized and the actors presented. The exhibition dares three future scenarios in closing: a view of Saxony-Anhalt in 2050 with respect to the development of climate, landscape and city. Urban issues that will gain in importance due to ongoing demographic changes worldwide.


Less is Future – 19 cities, 19 Themes

With text, photo documentaries, cartoons, maps and statistics, the catalogue provides a comprehensive insight into the main issues, working methods and results of the IBA Urban Redevelopment 2010. The contributors – including many stakeholders, as well as outsiders – offer independent commentary. Three future scenarios on the subjects of landscape, climate and the city provide an outlook on upcoming changes and possible developments in Saxony-Anhalt up to 2050.

Publisher: Ministry of Regional Development and Transport of Saxony-Anhalt
Jovis Verlag, 876 pages, 440 colour illustrations

German and English editions in bookstores € 39.80 each. At the exhibition the German edition sells for € 25.

Opening times and admission

10 April to 16 October, 2010, daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Bauhaus Dessau, Gropiusallee 38, 06846 Dessau-Roßlau, Germany

Admission € 6 / € 4 (including Bauhaus permanent exhibition)
Group rate for 10 people: € 5 / € 3

Young people up to 17 years free

For further information please call +49-340-65 08-100

Guided Tours

Guided tours starting at the meeting point outside the Bauhaus ticket desk and lasting an hour will be provided at 12 noon on Saturdays and Sundays for € 4 plus concessionary entrance.

Tours in German or foreign languages for groups up to 20 may be booked in advance; fees are € 60 plus concessionary entrance for German, € 75 for foreign language tours.

For further information and booking please call +49-3 40-65 08-251 or send an email to besuch@bauhaus-dessau.de

Every third Wednesday of the month at 4 p.m. a member of the curatorial staff will talk and invite to the discussion of specific aspects of the IBA Urban Redevelopment 2010 (21 April, 19 May, 16 June, 21 July, 18 August and 15 September)
Talks are free of charge for entry ticket holders.

More than 160 events offer citizens, guests and visitors the opportunity for discussion and exploration of the subject.

Information on dates, events and guided tours in the region of IBA at www.iba-stadtumbau.de, by phone +49-340-65 08-100 oder email info@iba-stadtumbau.de.