BAUHAUS Exhibition @ UVic


Bauhaus, © Jean Molitor

02.09.2021 - Article

For those who did not have the opportunity to visit our Bauhaus exhibition in Vancouver, there is now the opportunity to do so at the University of Victoria!


Exhibition and Colloquium celebrating the 102nd year of the Bauhaus School

This event celebrates the innovative approach to design and architecture developed at the Bauhaus School founded in 1919. The aim is to reflect on the historical impact of this approach and explore its potential for addressing the design challenges in the times of the Anthropocene. A colloquium featuring invited speakers accompanies the bau1haus exhibition. This set of photographs by Jean Molitor present an exceptionally beautiful record of Modernist buildings inspired by Bauhaus from around the world. The photographs are being lent to UVic by the Vancouver Consulate of Germany. The show is accompanied by an inter-disciplinary Colloquium that will engage the historical importance of the Bauhaus approach and explore its value for creating a livable Anthropocene.

Opening of Exhibit and Colloquium: 11:30-14:40, Saturday, 2 October, 2021, Mearns Centre for Learning - McPherson Library, Room 129.

bau1haus Exhibit: 2 – 31 October, McPherson Library, main hallway

To attend the colloquium, register here for a free ticket


11:30-11:40 Welcome to the Territory by Dean of Humanities, Annalee Lepp

11:40-11:45 Welcome to the Library by University Librarian, Jonathan Bengston

11:45-11:50 Opening of the Colloquium by Chair of Art History and Visual Studies, Marcus Millwright

11:50-12:35 Keynote Speaker, Dr. Ulduz Maschaykh (Architectural History), “Dwelling Architecture – An Exploration of Housing Solutions for Challenges in the 21st Century”

12:35-12:45 Questions from the floor

12:40-12:50 Inauguration of Jean Molitor’s bau1haus Exhibition, by Vancouver Consul of Germany, Dr. Klaus Otto Schmidt

12:50-13:20 Viewing of the Exhibition and Refreshment Break

13:20-13:40 Menno Hubregtse (Art History and Visual Studies), “Bauhaus, Dieter Rams and Good Design”

13:40-14:00 Elena Pnevmonidou (Germanic and Slavic Studies), “Environmental Humanities, Bauhaus and the Anthropocene”

14:00-14:30 Panel discussion with Ulduz Maschaykh, Menno Hubregtse, Elena Pnevmonidou, Marcus Millwright, “Relevance of the Bauhaus approach in the times of the Anthropocene”

14:30-14:40 Questions from the floor and Break

14:40-15:30 Guided tour of Bauhaus-inspired buildings on campus by Don Lovell, Retired Architect

Jean Molitor's book with photos of contemporary Bauhaus buildings (including buildings in Vancouver) is available here.


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