A New School: Bauhaus Imaginista

University of Ife in Ile-Ife, Nigeria | Architects: Arieh Sharon, Eldar Sharon | Photo: © Arieh Sharon

Accompanying the exhibition bauhaus imaginista the conference will reflect on pedagogical concepts, new schools and learning places in Brazil, China, Germany, Great Britain, India, Nigeria, Rwanda and the USA and examine their relevance for contemporary education.

Panels and workshops will consider if today’s art and design education can be directed towards a social project rather than conform to a financialized model. In order to rethink contemporary art and design education, three workshops foreground the haptic, manual and practical processes, which are – though equally important – often overshadowed by a cognitive approach.

They will explore what forms of collective learning and self-organization are significant in an age of global networking and what new kinds of knowledge and actions are needed to meet contemporary challenges.

Panels with contributions by Bayo Amole, Regina Bittner, Gavin Butt, Simone Hain, Eduard Kögel, Ana Carolina Bierrenbach, Partha Mitter, Demas Nwoko, Robert Wiesenberger, Mark Wigley and others (free admission, in English with simultaneous translation into German)
Program Sat May 11, 2019, 11am-8.30pm

Workshops by Yael Davids, Janna Graham, Susan Kelly, Annette Krauss, Ferdiansyah Thajib (free admission, in English)
Program Sun, May 12, 2019 2–6.30pm
Free admission, with registration
Registration

Due to limited capacities we ask that you register for the preferred workshop with a brief explanation of your interest in the subject matter (approx. 50 words): anewschool@hkw.de

A New School
Conference accompanying bauhaus imaginista
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin
Panels: Sat, May 11, 11am–8.30pm 
Workshops: Sun, May 12, 2–6.30pm
Free Admission

bauhaus imaginista is a collaboration between the Bauhaus Cooperation Berlin Dessau Weimar, the Goethe-Institut and HKW. The research project with its different exhibition stations is taking place for the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus.
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