Bauhaus Now (3): How Can Bauhaus Help Cities Now?

Anna Lisa Boni, Charles Landry, Kathy McArdle, Chris Murray, Jana Revedin and Marleen Stikker

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In this session, take part in a series of small discussion groups with experts to look at a series of urban challenges through the lens of Bauhaus. How can Bauhaus principles be applied to 2019 issues of housing, transport, climate change, diversity, community trust, consultation and engagement?

Workshop outcomes will feed into the final panel, where the speakers – Anna Lisa Boni (EUROCITIES), Kathy McArdle (British Council), Jana Revedin (architect and urbanist) and Marleen Stikker (Waag and Digital City) – will summarise the findings from the day and look at how these might be taken forward.

This session is part of Bauhaus Now. An interactive day of dialogue and stimulation will bring together diverse expertise from art to architecture, psychiatry to economics and will ask had the Bauhaus not been closed down by the Nazis, what would it be doing now for cities and their citizens? Would Bauhaus have grown from working on individual buildings and objects, to addressing the challenges of whole places, towns and cities, using radical interdisciplinary methods; a ‘Placehaus’? The answers depend not only on exploring the Bauhaus legacy, but also on understanding the urban challenges of today, asking how they differ or are similar to those of 1919, and how the energy of our current zeitgeist can be harnessed for positive solutions. The three sessions today address how we might recreate a Bauhaus-style approach to help cities practically now.

Please note: one ticket includes admission to all three Bauhaus Now events on 17 October.

Image credit: Melanie Kelly


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