International Summer School
Bauhaus Denkmal Bundesschule Bernau
August 7 – 21, 2016
Call for Application: Universalism
Deadline: May 31, 2016
Course fee: 480,00 EUR (Grants available)
We are very pleased to present our 2016 summer school program. For this edition we have selected renowned international artists, designers, and curators to explore the politics of the universal, in order to unravel what happened to our common ground, and if it is potentially still there, what does it truly requires of us? How can we combine common interests to innovate how we live, work and educate others?
The course program expands on Bauhaus concepts of 'cooperation' and 'functionality' and brings them up to date for the world of today. The key question we wish to tackle at the present moment: What kind of tools, materials, and perspectives are essential to more actively engage in the current socio-ecological and political climate? We believe that the realm of the arts and humanities is the perfect context for developing new prospects, solutions, and potential answers to such a vital question.
This is your chance to share your ideas and skills with others, to connect with your colleagues, and to be inspired by the various experiments, dialogues, and ideas at work behind the different courses.
Over a two-week period, from August 7-21, 2016, the International Summer School 2016 presents a series of courses conceived and taught by different handpicked specialists. Both the legacy of the Bauhaus and the dynamic nature of what makes our artistic efforts 'universal' will serve as points of departure.
In the first week, designer Marjan van Aubel delves into the subject of sustainable aesthetics in an animating way; art historian and curator Renske Janssen introduces the Hannes Meyer-designed building as a site of visual and textual innovation; and visual artist Jay Tan explores the role of performance and casting in relation to individual art practice.
In the second week, designer Thomas Lommée offers individuals a way to combine their skills in order to produce new objects; and visual artist Barbara Visser presents a course on the role of glass architecture, light, and color in the photographic and cinematographic narrative; director and curator Simon Lamunière takes participants on various walks around the campus, forest, and cultural landscape in the search for unexpected locations for artistic interventions; artist and designer Holger Friese will offer a cooperative setting to investigate the Bauhaus universality.