Yitzhak Rapoport, Residential Block, Tel Aviv, 1933-34 © Regine Heß, 2016

Bauhaus In&Out

Summer Semester 2019

[Module AR30076] Architectural Analysis: Bauhaus In&Out: From Weimar to Tel Aviv

with: Dr. Regine Heß

On the occasion of the centennial of the founding of the Bauhaus, the seminar "Bauhaus In&Out: From Weimar to Tel Aviv" analysed the resulting productions of the innovative school of art and architecture. Simultaneously, it researched the proliferation and the reception of these productions, especially in the so-called Bauhaus city Tel Aviv. The course furthermore investigated strategies of cultural politics, as the Bauhaus was essential in the formation of a brand for Tel Aviv. On excursions to Weimar, Dessau, and Tel Aviv, the locations as well as the urban situations then and now via short presentations were discussed and analysed. In Weimar, – host to the first Bauhaus exhibition of 1923 –, the “Haus am Horn” and other urban interventions served as an example, at Dessau the famous Bauhaus building in its industrial environment, and at Tel Aviv, residential buildings under UNESCO protection claiming to be “Bauhaus architecture.”

The following posters have been developed:

Hägele, Anna: Cultural transfer and Orientalism in Palestine | Alexander Baerwald, Technion, Haifa

Frank, Emmi: The Emergence of Tel Aviv and the Importance of City planning and Topography | From suburb to big city - on the trail of Tel Aviv’s founding suburb

Manthey, Antonia: Dizengoff Square, Tel Aviv | White City Architecture and Its Many Origins

Steverding, Maximilian: Holyland Model of Jerusalem | Questions of authenticity in forming a nations identity

Wülleitner, Anna: Diversity at the Bauhaus | The lifes of Friedl Dicker and Arieh Sharon