Wednesday 11 March 2020
In March, SNFCC’s collaboration with Goethe-Institut Athen, in view of the 100-year anniversary of the Bauhaus School, continues through talks and art workshops for children and adults.
“Bauhaus at 100” explores the legacy of the 20th century’s most iconic art & design school in the fields of architecture, industrial design, the arts, dance and education.
Historicizing Old Towns as Acts of Provocation
Bauhaus Talk: Dr. Eva von Engelberg
100 years ago, the Bauhaus School in Weimar was the locus of avant-garde artists: traditions were thrown on the scrap heap, as new ideas were brought to life.
Today the plain white cubes of architectural modernity do not shock anyone anymore. Instead, the manifold reconstructions of lost buildings and the resort to historical designs have caused reactions. Architectural discussions in Germany, especially after the Reunification, revolve around the pros and cons of such projects, including the Dresden Frauenkirche and the “New Old Town” of Frankfurt. Whereas some are praising the return to history and human scale, others are condemning the “sham” of the allegedly historical architecture. After all, it is because of Germany’s specific history that the wish for “historicizing” forms in building is met with such contention.
Dr. Eva von Engelberg, professor of the Ηistory of Αrchitecture at Universität Siegen, will highlight all these aspects during her talk at the SNFCC.
The talk will be conducted in German, with real-time translation into Greek and Greek Sign Language.