bauhaus imaginista narrates the international histories of the Bauhaus. Since its foundation in 1919, the school was in contact with other avant-garde movements worldwide. bauhaus imaginista proposes a rereading of the Bauhaus as a cosmopolitan project with global resonances: A major exhibition and two conferences trace transnational relations, correspondences, and narratives of migration, going beyond the years the Bauhaus was active as a school (until 1933). For the first time, the project tracks the translation of Bauhaus concepts into different political and geographical contexts.
The title bauhaus imaginista hints at the imaginative possibilities which were opened up by the Bauhaus, and the multilayered interpretations that the term still denotes today.
Between archival findings and contemporary contributions, the project translates the historical perspective into a set of contemporary questions: How, in the spirit of the Bauhaus, might culture be reimagined as a social project today? What kind of institutions would such a project need? And in what ways does the Bauhaus still stimulate visionary practices and discourses today?

Curated by Marion von Osten and Grant Watson in collaboration with a team of international researchers and artists.

Easy to get to from Miniloft Mitte. Take a stroll from our location in Mitte, past the Bundestag and Kanzleramt – or take the tram M10 from stop Naturkundemuseum right around the corner from Miniloft Mitte two stops to Hauptbahnhof. Then walk across the Spree and past the Kanzleramt to get to Tiergarten and Haus der Kulturen der Welt.
From Miniloft Kreuzberg it means a slightly longer way to get there but also more scenic.
Get on the U6 at Kochstrasse/Checkpoint Charlie (the closest stop to Miniloft Kreuzberg) towards Alt-Tegel. At Französische Strasse, take the bus 100 to Haus der Kulturen der Welt.

HKW Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin

Open every day (except Tuesday) from 11-19 o’clock.
Open on public holidays.

University of Ife in Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Architekten: Arieh Sharon, Eldar Sharon und Harlod Rubin
Copyright: Arieh Sharon digital archiv

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