The BAUHAUS WEEK 100 (BW 100) presented current and future events at the 100th Bauhaus anniversary in 2019. Eleven participants from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) were discussing innovative approaches in dealing with the Bauhaus today. The objective of the BW 100 was to stimulate interest and dialogue among the participants, to give impulse, initiate ideas for independent or cooperative projects, and to rethink the discussion of Bauhaus in a transnational perspective. A workshop program was developed to encourage presentation, exchange and drafting of future visions. The BW 100 took place from 25th September to 29th September 2017 and offered an intensive program – two full day excursions and presentations in Dessau (Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau – Claudia Perren, Regina Bittner) and Weimar (Klassik Stiftung Weimar – Ulrike Bestgen, Bauhaus Universität – Verena von Beckerath, Thomas Apel) and a number of sessions in the bauhaus re use in Berlin by researchers (Magdalena Droste) as well as independent actors (ARCH+/KW, Alexander Klose) and Goethe-Institute representatives (Rainer Hauswirth).

BAUHAUS WEEK 100 was developed for the Goethe-Institute CEE (Jakob Racek) and by external curators Helena Doudová (curatorial collaborative) and Robert K. Huber (zukunftsgeraeusche GbR). The aim was to find and test new formats suitable for the Goethe-Institut to foster cooperation with foreign partners most effectively – through contemporary digital tools, in bauhaus re use at the Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin.

Photos by BW participants – Bostjan Bugaric, Inese Baranovska, Jakob Racek, Kacper Kempinski, Kamila Twardowska, Marija Dremaite, Helena Doudova and others

Mateja Kurir

Marek Pokorny

Simona Beresova