Do, 31. Januar 2019, Beginn 19 Uhr, Auditorium des DAM, Eintritt 5 € / 2,50 € ermäßigt / Studierende der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main und der TU Darmstadt haben freien Eintritt.

Zum Jubiläumsjahr 2019 findet eine zweiteilige Vorlesungsreihe statt, mit der ein kritischer Blick auf das Bauhaus gerichtet wird. Im Zentrum steht die Architektur: Ihre Rezeption, die Migration der Akteure und die Kritik am Bauhaus sind die Themen für Vorträge und Dialoge. Die Reihe wird mit sieben weiteren Terminen im April 2019 fortgesetzt.


»Bauhaus 50th Anniversary in 1969«

1969 witnessed the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus, as well as the death of Walter Gropius and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (Hannes Meyer had predeceased them already in 1954). This coincidence will provide the point of departure for a reassessment of the relationship between the two architects framed in part in terms of their very different attitude in their final years towards the school they had both directed. While Mies busied himself with new buildings, Gropius, whose reputation as an architect plummeted as Mies’s star ascended, increasingly focused on enhancing the legacy of the school he had founded. In the waning years of lives during which they had often sparred, they increasingly demonstrated a profound respect for one another even as their achievements and that of the Bauhaus were called into question by protests on both sides of the Atlantic.


Kathleen James-Chakraborty is Professor of Art History at University College Dublin. She has previously taught at the University of Minnesota, the University of California Berkeley, the Ruhr Universität Bochum and the Yale School of Architecture, where she was the Vincent Scully Visiting Professor of Architectural History. James-Chakraborty’s books include German Architecture for a Mass Audience(Routledge 2000), Architecture since 1400(Minnesota, 2014) andModernism as Memory: Building Identity in the Federal Republic of Germany(Minnesota, 2018) as well as the edited collections Bauhaus Culture from Weimar to the Cold War (Minnesota, 2006) and India in Art in Ireland (Routledge, 2016).

Das CCSA ist eine Kooperation zwischen der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main (Kunstgeschichtliches Institut), der Technischen Universität Darmstadt (Fachbereich Architektur) und dem Deutschen Architekturmuseum.

Herausgeber: © Deutsches Architekturmuseum Frankfurt a.M., Schaumainkai 43, 22.01.2019