International Summer School 2012
21st to 31st July 2012
The Bauhaus’ architects and designers also conceived their housing prototypes as didactic spaces, in order to introduce the user to what they saw as an appropriate way of living in 20th century industrial society. The resulting object and interior design culture had to prove its resilience on the market, and consumers and producers for this vision had to be found.
Today, the enforceability of such wholesale interior designs being combined with the idea of shaping the human being seems questionable. The private home is nowadays an inseparable part of the highly individualised lifestyle. At the same time, the repercussions of this lifestyle are so grave that this form of household management can no longer be endured by the environment. Do we therefore need a “Didactic Home” once again? Is the home suited to the schooling of other ways of living?
Based on the didactic designs of a Bauhaus housing culture, the International Summer School 2012 will investigate these issues. Imaginative ideas and interior designs for “New Didactic Homes” will be developed in four workshops set in historical locations.