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Bauhaus: Through Other Stories


On the centennial of the Bauhaus, when the legacies of the movement (on design research, teaching and practice for example) are being celebrated, there is an unprecedented opportunity to bring forward fresh perspectives on its impacts and continued relevance in the present.

This conversation re-centers concerns that might have been considered peripheral—from the role Chicago plays in disseminating the lessons and legacies of the European-derived movement, to foregrounding the visionary contribution of women, to exploring the ways in which the Bauhaus ecosystem made contact with (or avoided) adjacent concerns and questions of politics. 

Participants include Biennial contributor Wendelein van Oldenborgh and artist Barbara Kasten in a conversation introduced and moderated by Alison Fisher, Associate Curator of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago. 

Bauhaus Chicago: Design in the City opens at the Art Institute of Chicago on November 23. 

This program is made possible through support from the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Part of our two day Biennial Talk Series and Film Screening celebrating the Bauhaus' centennial.

The Biennial Talk Series connects topical ideas in architecture such as housing affordability and urbanism with arts, culture, and design, bringing together cultural leadership locally and globally. Typically held on Tuesday evenings in Claudia Cassidy Theater (at the Chicago Cultural Center), these free programs are organized by the Biennial and presented in collaboration with Biennial partners and sponsors.

<em>Images Letters Stones,&nbsp;</em>Wendelein van Oldenborgh &copy; Chicago Architecture Biennial / Cory Dewald, 2019
Barbara Kasten, courtesy Bortolami Gallery.
Barbara Kasten, courtesy Bortolami Gallery.