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A Revision of the Bauhaus School
A travelling project through four cities around the world that aims to make us rethink the future of design
Afrikanist in Motion
Design Indaba 2019
On the occasion of the centenary of the Bauhaus school in 2019, the SAVVY Contemporary studio has launched the travelling project SPINNING TRIANGLES. Its objective is to revise the legacy of the famous design school, acknowledging is benefits and weaknesses and, from there, create a new school that addresses more current challenges. According to the organizers, it is almost more of a ‘non-school’, where the western prism is less dominant and attempts are made to integrate views from different parts of the world.
So far, the project has travelled through the German cities of Dessau and Berlin with a small replica of the Bauhaus building in Dessau (pictured), which was designed by the architect Van Bo Le-Mentzei. This space of fifteen square meters has hosted talks and workshops on heritage, housing, urban planning and coexistence, among others.
In April the project travels to Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a country far that doesn’t have our obsession to collect data, but where the minerals are extracted with which our technological devices are manufactured in very tough conditions and with serious consequences for the environment.
In summer this Bauhaus school (or ‘non-school’) of design returns to Berlin and in autumn it moves to Hong Kong to get different aspect on the role of design today.More Information