Bauhaus Magazine issue 7 – Collective

Bauhaus Dessau Foundation (Ed.)
With texts by Pelin Tan, Alejandro Aravena, Vesna Meštrić, David F. Maulen, Richard Anderson, Thomas Demand, Chris Dercon, Daniel Hug, Werner Möller, raumlaborberlin, Torsten Blume, Boris Friedewald, Regina Bittner, Claudia Perren, Gregor Harbusch, Jeff Carter, Stephanie Maiwald, Michael Kubo, Ines Weizman, Estudio SIC, BOMBYX, UTS Sydney, Atak, Philipp Potocki und Wolfgang Thöner


As of 2015 the Bauhaus journal will be published once a year, with that year’s selected topic as the central feature of the issue. The Bauhaus Dessau Foundation is devoting its 2015 edition of the magazine to the collective and thus focuses on individualists, unorthodox thinkers, and solo artists. In the 1920s the Bauhäusler — a group that includes not only teachers and students but also friends of the school — saw themselves as members of a creative collective devoted to learning, working, and experimentation. They not only designed the products and visions of a new life but also tested them using their own models. The tenor and context of the collective concept changed several times in the fourteen years of the Bauhaus’ existence: from the romantic notion of a cloistered community with an elitist vision via a model of cooperative collectivism to liberal ideas of team collaboration and networking.


2015, Spector Books, Leipzig
152 pp. with numerous black/white and colour images, thread-sewn paperback
English, German
ISBN: 9783959050586