A punk band known for is political views was scheduled to perform at the Bauhaus in Dessau but was the event was canceled by transition politicians, in some ways echoes the Bauhaus historical legacy and now a protest is circulating worldwide to protest the cancellation—what a way to start an international press event! The blog outlet ArtNet now reports that “more than 100 prominent curators, artists, and other art-world figures have signed an open letter condemning the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation’s decision to cancel an anti-right-wing punk group’s performance on the grounds that the institution was 'apolitical.'” The protest signers claim the “foundation has done serious damage to democracy and cultural life “ and “that the decision to cancel the show was made following demands by the center-right CDU and nationalist AFD party, as well as extreme right groups.” All of these events are happening just as the German government is promoting the Bauhaus anniversary also recalls political events that roiled the Bauhaus during much of its existence first in Weimer and then Dessau.View this post on Instagram
Leute, chillt! Es ist ja wohl klar, dass wir am 6.11 in #dessau spielen werden. Lasst die #cduafdnazis kotzen. Wir werden da sein! Das #bauhausdessau kriegt auch gerne eine Freistunde zum Thema „Geschichtsbewusstsein und Rückgrat“ von uns geschenkt. #mehrinfosauffb #sachsenanhalt #nochnichtkomplettimarsch
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This article appears in The Architect’s Newspaper’s April 2017 issue, which takes a deep dive into Florida to coincide with the upcoming AIA Conference on Architecture in Orlando (April 27 to 29). We’re publishing the issue online as the Conference approaches—click here to see the latest articles to be uploaded.
Florida International University (FIU) and the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation recently confirmed that they are creating a formal academic relationship for architecture, design, and arts students. This is the first time the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation has formed an official partnership with a U.S. university.
Over the next couple of years, there are plans to host an ideas competition for the design and construction of a 21st-century Bauhaus “Master House” in Miami. FIU will announce the winner of the competition at the 2019 Bauhaus Centennial celebration.
Bauhaus Dessau hosts students, researchers, and resident artists at its campus and contains the second-largest archive of Bauhaus materials in the world. So far, FIU students and faculty have been participating in Open Studios at the Dessau campus, and, this year, FIU plans to inaugurate the space for the FIU-Bauhaus Think Tank. Additionally, FIU announced that it will create an international artist residency program with Bauhaus Dessau in 2018.
“The FIU-Bauhaus Think Tank and its related projectsrespond to all of the aspirations of the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts, [CARTA] 2020 plan [the university’s mission to expand and elevate its position as Miami’s ‘first and only public university’],” said Marilys Nepomechie, professor of architecture and associate dean for Strategic Initiatives, College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts, who recently visited the Dessau campus to solidify the program.