September 2019: Bauhaus Transfers Symposium Penn State

By 25. August 2019Allgemein, General

On the occasion of the 2019 Bauhaus Centennial, the Department of Architecture within the Stuckeman School and the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at Penn State will celebrate the Bauhaus achievements with the international symposium Bauhaus Transfers.

The speakers will explore the influence of Bauhaus ideas and lived practices on individuals, general and specialized (art, design, architecture) educational institutions, and societies around the world from the second half of the 20th century through today. They will examine the many international transfers and modifications of Bauhaus aesthetics, pedagogical methods, art and design fields, political models, and social agendas in Australia, USSR/Russia, China, Mandatory Palestine/Israel, South America, and the United States, as well as return transfers to Germany. Together, the presentations unveil the continued propagation of the Bauhaus’s core ideas in social and aesthetic environments around the world from its founding to today.

The symposium has been organized by Professors Ute Poerschke and Daniel Purdy. It is open to the public. There are no attendance fees.

Conference contributions have been published as a journal issue for Wolkenkuckucksheim|Cloud-Cuckoo-Land. International Journal of Architectural Theory, vol. 24, no. 39 (2019).


Thursday, 19 September 2019

Penn State Palmer Museum of Art

5:00pm  Opening remarks
5:30pm  Keynote: Elizabeth Otto, University at Buffalo: Queer Bauhaus


Friday, 20 September 2019
Stuckeman Family Building, Jury Space
9:00am  Opening Remarks

9:30am  Ronny Schüler, Bauhaus University Weimar: Forms, Ideals, and Methods. Bauhaus Transfers to Mandatory Palestine
10:00am Lynnette Widder, Columbia University: Whose Modernism? The 1953 Bauhaus Debate and the Right to Define Modern Architectures
10:30am Nina Sołkiewicz-Kos, Czestochowa University of Technology: The Influence of Bauhaus Ideas on the Development of Soviet Cities between 1930 and 1980
11:00am Round Table

1:30pm Tom Steinert, Kassel University: Transparency
2:00pm Pep Avilés, Penn State: Josep Lluís Sert, László Moholy-Nagy, and the Postwar Revival of Antoní Gaudi
2:30pm Vanessa Troiano, City University of New York: Bauhaus Transference from Josef Albers to Robert Rauschenberg
3:00pm Round Table
4:00pm Keynote Juan Heredia, Portland State University: Mexico and the Bauhaus. The Question of Integration


Saturday, 21 September 2019
Stuckeman Family Building, Jury Space

9:00am Peter Stasny, New Design University St. Pölten: Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack and the Bauhaus in Australia
9:30am Liyang Ding, Marywood University: Huang Zuoshen and the Bauhaus-Based Architectural Education at St. John’s University in Shanghai 1942-1952
10:00am Cathy Braasch, Penn State: Robert Reed and Josef Albers at Yale
10:30am Gloria Köpnick and Rainer Stamm, Oldenburg State Museum for Art and Cultural History: Hin Bredendieck – From Aurich to Atlanta
11:00am Round Table

1:30pm Philip Gahn, Temple University: The Bauhaus – Lost in Transfer: Art as Work
2:00pm Eduard Führ, momus|foundation: Return to Progress. Bauhaus Transfers through Theories and Histories of Architecture
2:30pm Jan Logemann, University of Göttingen: Gaps and Bridges. Transnational Careers of Bauhaus Artists and the Transformation of Commercial Design
3:00pm Round Table
3:30pm Closing Remarks