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Trip 1919–2019 /11/2019

Duitsland,

This architectural journey immerses you in the history and the legacy of the Bauhaus. This training for visual artists, craftsmen and architects originated in Weimar in 1919, then moved to Dessau and was based in Berlin until 1932.

Lecture Magdalena Droste (D)

Sint-Autbertuskerk, Monasterium PoortAckere, Gent

Germany celebrates the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus in 2019. Founded in 1919 in Weimar, moved to Dessau in 1925 and closed under pressure from Nazism in 1933 in Berlin, this progressive art school existed for only fourteen years. The legendary Bauhaus is still a source of inspiration worldwide.

Trip Surroundings & New York /04/2015

New York, Boston, New Haven...

About monuments and individuality. About the individual and about monumentality.
Discover. Feel overwhelmed. Admire humble. Be strengthened.

Trip Berlin /04/2002

Berlijn en omgeving, Berlijn

The city of Berlin is an emotionally loaded city, a mystical metropolis. The images of Berlin are burned into our collective memory. Berlin is a city with an ‘Earth-shaking’ history in a country with a horrific past.

Trip Internationale Bauaustellung 1987 /1987

Berlin & Wolfsburg

The confrontation with this Berlin, this part of west island as in East Germany, is a shocking experience. Nowhere are the political contradictions so keenly felt as here. A feeling that each of us must experience to feel the relativity of force, as it is played so great on both sides of the barriers.

Walter Gropius

Walter Gropius (°Berlin, May 18, 1883 – †Boston, July 5, 1969) was a German (later American) architect.

Gropius started his architecture education in Munich in 1903 and continued it in Berlin. In 1907 he joined Peter Behrens’ architecture office. Three years later he established himself as an independent architect and industrial designer.

At the beginning of March 1919 he succeeded architect Bruno Taut as chairman of the Berlin-based Arbeitsrat für Kunst, a broadly oriented association to promote (international) collaboration between artists and with the aim of making artists aware of their social role in the reconstruction of Europe after the First World War through publications, congresses and exhibitions.

In 1919, Gropius founded the Bauhaus. The Bauhaus remained under his leadership until 1928.

The seizure of power by the Nazis led in 1934 to the departure of Gropius to the United Kingdom. He then moved to the United States in 1937, where he became a professor at Harvard University.

With a number of younger architects, Gropius formed TAC (The Architect Collaborative) in 1945.