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21 October 2019 - 25 October 2019


100 Years of Bauhaus: A Week-Long Festival 

21-25 October 2019

Camberwell College of Arts and Central Saint Martins, UAL 

To coincide with Bauhaus 100, the international celebration of the renowned art and design school’s centenary, OurHaus, a week-long festival, marks UAL’s relationship with the Bauhaus. This festival critically re-imagines the school’s legacy for our times and marks the culmination of a year-long project at UAL. 


OurHaus will include performances, workshops, exhibitions, screenings and talks by internationally renowned voices and emerging practitioners across Camberwell College of Arts and Central Saint Martins. One hundred years after its founding, we will ask what the Bauhaus means for contemporary artists, students and society? 


Purchase a festival pass - provides access to all OurHaus ticketed events between 21—25 October across colleges



Monday, 21 October 2019 at Central Saint Martins:

Screening of the new BBC documentary Bauhaus Rules with Vic Reeves

Earlier in 2019, the BBC spent a week at Central Saint Martins, UAL, shooting ‘Bauhaus Rules with Vic Reeves’, a documentary challenging six graduates of Central Saint Martins to create a new work of art, design or performance. 

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Tuesday, 22 October 2019 at Camberwell College of Arts

Keynote lecture: Queer Bauhaus by Dr Elizabeth Otto

Art historian Elizabeth Otto delves into the previously unexplored question of sexuality and gender fluidity at the Bauhaus. Followed by a performance by Alexis Teplin.

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Wednesday, 23 October 2019 at Camberwell College of Arts

OurHaus: Art, Design and Performance Educators’ Symposium

Organised in collaboration with UAL’s Outreach Programme, this one-day symposium is aimed at art and design educators in secondary schools, FE colleges and universities, as well as artists, who are interested in finding out more about learning and teaching at the Bauhaus.

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Thursday, 24 October 2019 at Camberwell College of Arts

Bauhaus: Utopia in Crisis Symposium, private view of related exhibition and Bauhaus SIGNS party

Convened by UAL Professor Daniel Sturgis featuring speakers Judith Raum, Sadie Murdoch, Grant Watson, Sebastian Helm and many

others, this conference looks at how contemporary artists and academics have found inspiration through interrogating the social and political histories associated with the original design school. 

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Friday, 25 October 2019 at Central Saint Martins

UnserHaus Public Print Workshops

UAL’s UnserHaus will function as an educational experiment for the course of OurHaus, enabling diverse groups of students to occupy the structure for durational periods of time with the aim of exploring the nature of collective working and exchange. A 1:1 frame built based on the Prellerhaus where students and tutors lived and worked together while at the Bauhaus, and accompanying workshop programme for students and public by Tim Meara and Lucy Alexander.

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Friday, 25 October 2019 at Central Saint Martins

Rethinking the Total Work of Art

A performance in the Platform Theatre by Klara Kofen, James Oldham and students of Central Saint Martins will present a new ‘Gesamptkunstwerk’ for our times through critical engagement with Bauhaus theory and performance - the result of a four-day collaborative devising session.

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Monday 16 September – Saturday 9 November 2019 at Camberwell Space, Camberwell College of Arts

Bauhaus: Utopia in Crisis Exhibition

Curated by Professor Daniel Sturgis

Featuring artists Juan Bolivar, David Diao, Liam Gillick, Interactive Media Foundation & Filmtank co-created with Artificial Rome, Maria Laet, Andrea Medjesi-Jones, Ad Minoliti, Sadie Murdoch, Judith Raum, Helen Robertson, Eva Sajovic, SAVVY Contemporary, Schroeter und Berger, Alexis Teplin, Ian Whittlesea

An exhibition exploring how contemporary practitioners have been drawn to the social, utopian and transgressive aspects of Bauhaus history.

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Tuesday 1 October 2019 at Camberwell Space, Camberwell College of Arts

Imagining Dystopia: How We Might Live

A performative panel discussion, led by artist Eva Sajovic

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Monday 14 October – Friday 8 November 2019 at Camberwell College of Arts

Wilhelm Wagenfeld for Braun (a display)

Curated by Associate Lecturer in Design Dr. Peter Kapos

A display of products and marketing materials associated with former Bauhaus student Wilhelm Wagenfeld's 'Combi' portable radio design, issued by the Braun Company in 1955. 

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Monday 21 October – Saturday 9 November 2019 at Camberwell College of Arts

Matière Exhibition

Private View: Tuesday 22 October 2019

Monday-Friday, 10am–6pm; Saturday, 12–4pm

The Matière Exhibition by students and staff from Camberwell College of Arts and HGB is a contemporary response to the eponymous course at the Bauhaus. The course was an important element of the Bauhaus Preliminary Course, developed by Josef Albers and László Moholy-Nagy to explore the ‘inner quality’ of materials. 

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Monday 21 October 2019, 10am–3pm in The Street, Central Saint Martins

OurHaus: Emergency (Only open to pre-arranged UAL Staff and Students)

A century on from the historical moment in which the Bauhaus was established, which perceived design as an agent of modernity in the great urge for “progress”, the world has completely changed. The forces of modernity have been unleashed, and the effect is devastating: environmental collapse, ecological crisis, climate emergency and extinction. These and other conditions present a very different context within which to consider the values, practices and outcomes of an art and design school and OurHaus Emergency is an attempt to do so. Lecturers from across Central Saint Martins’ programmes will reinvent the Bauhaus '‘Masters” exercises for the age of climate emergency, with the participation of students from across the College. A day of making and debate will induce questions around the relevance of rule-based pedagogy, what the actual outputs might be, and how students might engage. 


Monday 21 October, 4–6pm in The Street, Central Saint Martins

OurHaus: Emergency Open Discussion (Only open to UAL Staff and Students, no booking required)

Presentation of work and open discussion, which UAL staff and students are invited to attend for free. 


Wednesday 23 October, 2.30–4.30pm, Camberwell Space, Camberwell College of Arts

Spinning Conversations

Workshop led by Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock and Elsa Westreicher (SAVVY Contemporary)

SAVVY Contemporary will intervene in the Utopia in Crisis exhibition at Camberwell Space through an open conversation by taking the participants’ perspectives and questions around the entanglements of coloniality-modernity, design and design education as starting points.

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OurHaus represents the culmination of a year-long project at both Camberwell College of Arts and Central Saint Martins, UAL. This has included Camberwell Fine Art students being commissioned by the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation Open Stage to create a series of new performances in response to Xanti Schawinsky’s ‘Spectodrama’ for the opening of the Bauhaus Dessau Museum and Central Saint Martins graduates working with the BBC on the programme Bauhaus Rules with Vic Reeves. ‘Bauhaus: Utopia in Crisis’ exhibition will tour to Weimar in 2020. Camberwell College of Arts, UAL, students and Erasmus partners in Leipzig have revisited the Matières Course with support from Fritz Horstman from the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in the US, while Camberwell College of Arts technicians have been investigating how Josef Albers’ colour course could be interpreted in a darkroom setting. Central Saint Martins students have responded to Oskar Schlemmer’s ‘Das Triadisches Ballet’ through an exhibition of live rehearsal, A Critical Rehearsal, in the Lethaby Gallery earlier this year, and also staged ‘A Unified Work of Art’ in Granary Square outside the college for the public, inspired by Schlemmer’s Bauhaus parties as part of Art Night 2019. 





Image: Impact, Emma Louise Moore (MA Fine Art student, Central Saint Martins, UAL); Photo by Michelle Marshall


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