With Schools of Departure, the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation has been developing a digital atlas that aggregates research on the global interconnections of Bauhaus pedagogy with reform projects in art and design education in the 20th century. Instead of assuming the "influence" of the Bauhaus as a "centre" on a non-European "periphery", Schools of Departure proposes a constantly changing constellation of pedagogical approaches.
The beta version of the website, designed by Offshore Studio and launched in April 2022, allowed users to browse through an initial selection of these educational projects, presented in brief school portraits, picture essays, case studies and film sequences. On Wednesday, November 16, 2022, the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation will publish the full version of the digital atlas at atlas.bauhaus-dessau.de This version will feature two additional sections: Travelling Concepts, dedicated to a new e-journal, and an interactive section called Notes.
The launch will be accompanied by a public editorial meeting. The event will be conducted onsite at the Bauhaus Dessau Building and as a Zoom webinar. Use the form below to register for online attendance. For a detailed schedule and more information, see bauhaus-dessau.de or send an e-mail to atlas [at] bauhaus-dessau.de.