To celebrate the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus in 1919, this talk will explore the rich life of the school and its contested place in the cultural and political life of the Weimar Republic. We will consider the Bauhaus’s social modernity, its pedagogical innovation, its shifting priorities over time and the fractious cultural politics of the Weimar era - including those that led to the rise of fascism and the closure of the Bauhaus in 1933. Our, speaker, Dr Deborah Lewer, is Senior Lecturer in History of Art at the University of Glasgow. She is a specialist in modern German art and particularly in the avant-garde of the interwar period.
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