Bauhaus: Modernism and Cleanliness

The Bauhaus Lab invites young professionals in design, architecture and fine arts to apply for this year's international postgraduate programme in architectural research.

The Bauhaus Dessau Foundation in Germany offers young professionals an opportunity for cooperative learning, research and intervention within this international postgraduate programme in architectural research. The Bauhaus Lab 2015 runs from May to August 2015.

Bauhaus Lab 2015

Under the title “Cracks in the Curtain Wall – Beyond an Architecture of Cleanliness“ the Bauhaus Lab 2015 focuses on the new material culture of modern architecture from a hitherto little noticed perspective, that is, cleaning.

Modernism clothed products and buildings in smooth, clean and hard surfaces out of artificial, industrially produced materiall, and principles of cleanliness, efficiency, and hygiene were highly valued.

The Bauhaus Lab 2015 follows up on traces of cleaning on selected architectures of Bauhaus modernism – particularly in relation to their material character. This archaeology of building cleaning is the starting point for critical reflection concerning the current approaches to an architecture of cleanliness.

Deadline for applications: 31. March 2015.

Read more: Bauhaus Lab 2015 – "Cracks in the Curtain Wall – Beyond an Architecture of Cleanliness", Bauhaus Dessau Foundation