The Bauhaus Study Rooms were conceived in 2020 as an opportunity to intensively engage with the annual theme of the Foundation, and to consider it from the perspective of the three different educational programmes (Coop Design Research MSc programme, Bauhaus Lab research programme, and the Bauhaus Open Studios teaching residency) of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation. By inviting alumnx from each programme and international guests, the Foundation aims to create a hybrid temporary learning space, which allows to explore and experience the conditions of collective knowledge production.
In the context of the 2022 annual theme "Hygiene" of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, the Bauhaus Study Rooms “Engaging with Dirt“ discuss different positions addressing knowledges of hybridization between “dirt“, “cleanliness“ and „purity" in design research. In doing so, they aim to critically question a unifying idea inherent in modernist design and to give plurality a platform. The participating partners as well as invited moderators, contributors and visitors discuss changing attitudes towards and in design in relation to pluriversal narratives. The materiality of the Bauhaus Building as an embodiment of the modernist design paradigm of purification forms the framework of a critical exploration in roundtable discussions, participatory installations and experimental workshops.
Bauhaus Study Rooms 2022 is a cooperation with Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, the Bachelor Design studio platform HTC (History | Theory | Criticism) of the Institute for Art and Architecture of Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and the Master Open Design, that is jointly organized by the Humboldt University and the Universidad de Buenos Aires, with the cooperation from the Cluster of Excellence Maters of Activity.
For a detailed schedule and more information, see bauhaus-dessau.de or send an e-mail to studyrooms [ at ] bauhaus-dessau.de.