The workshops invite global artists, architects, urbanists, cultural practitioners, and curators to engage in exchange and discussion as well as in mapping, archiving, filmmaking, spatial-curatorial exercises, etc. with an interdisciplinary group of students. These workshops take place in the context of the Bauhaus Year 2023, but more importantly in response to the student protests of the winter. They involve social gatherings, sharing food and drinks.
Through ‘practicing’ with diverse guests, who bring decidedly global and decolonial perspectives, we aim to critically reassess the art and architecture practices, concepts, and pedagogies of Westernized Modernity, as these have reproduced fixed bodies of knowledge, historical and political privileges, with a strong denial of structural patriarchal, colonial and racist hierarchies –even in academia.
Our aim is to initiate a dialogue about global modernisms, decentered practices of modern art and architecture, and transcultural and plural co-existence in the world. The results of the workshops will be accumulated and presented in an exhibition at the Bauhaus-Wochen.
The course is open to all Bachelor and Master students of the faculties of Architecture and Urbanism, Civil Engineering, Art and Design, and Media as part of the ”Bauhaus.Modules”. Before registering, please consult your academic advisor and clarify whether this course can be credited to your curriculum. If required, you can conclude a learning agreement before the start of the course.