Events | 100 years of Bauhaus: Wie wollen wir leben?

Los Angeles | 5. Oktober 2017 | 18:00

CC-BY SA Tinyhouse University

Creative Talk / Panel Discussion


Thomas Willemeit, Graft Architects Berlin/Beijing/LA; co-curator of the Architecture Biennial in Venice 2018

Van Bo Le Mentzel, architect and activist, curator of the interdisciplinary „Tiny Bauhaus Campus“, at Bauhaus Archiv Berlin

Theresia Enzensberger, blogger and author of Blaupause (blueprint), a „historic“ novel on a creative woman experiencing the Bauhaus world (Summer 2017, Hanser, Germany)

Moderator: Alexandra von Stosch, program director Bauhaus Council Berlin e. V. and Board Member of VATMH

This year, the city of Berlin together with be Berlin, its state official signet, is coming to Los Angeles to celebrate the 50th anniversary as sister cities with the launch of ‘Berlin Lab’, an event series offering both destinations a platform for exchange about freedom and creativity (#FreiheitBerlinLA).

Encompassing a variety of cultural activities, ‘Berlin Lab’ – a two-day festival – will be held at LOT 613 in the Downtown LA Arts District on October 4th and 5th. ‘Berlin Lab’ is an immersive experience that celebrates the lineage and synergy between the sister cities with a unique cross-metropolis exchange, five decades in the making.

Almost 100 years ago, BAUHAUS was founded in Germany as a new approach to design the way we live and to teach a new, interdisciplinary way of thinking. Architects, artists and designers such as Walter Gropius, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Gunta Stölzl, Luzia and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy coined modernism worldwide. The German exile culture, in particular at the West coast had a great impact on the cultural life in the US.

At the Berlin Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, the world’s largest collection of historic original Bauhaus objects and documents, in view of the centennial in 2019 and the Bauhaus-Archiv’s 2021 reopening on a new scale, the Bauhaus Council Berlin e.V. has been initiated as an interdisciplinary discursive future platform in order to ask again the old Bauhaus question: "How do we want to live“?

Supported by Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House e. V., Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and Berlin Partner.

Please be aware that by attending you consent to being photographed, filmed or otherwise recorded. Your entry constitutes your consent to such photography, filming, and/or other recording to any use in any and all media.

LOT 613
613 Imperial St., Los Angeles, CA 90021

Please join for a lively discussion and feel free to register here via eventbrite.