TEL AVIV DAYS - BAUHAUS 100
2019-03-10 at 14:00
End time: 2019-03-10 at 17:00
Zvi Efrat, architect and architectural historian, Bezalel: Bauhaus as a Jewish Jargon - Eran Neuman professor and architect, Tel Aviv University: Arieh Sharon: The Nation's Architect - Sharon Golan Yaron, Program Director of the White City Center: Modernism for the Future. Moderator: Hedvig Hedqvist, journalist specialized in architecture and design.
Program & Director: Lizzie Oved Scheja
Sunday March 10 at. 14 - 17 (including break)
Stockholm School of Economics, Sveavägen 65, Stockholm
SSE Art Inititive presents TEL AVIV DAYS - BAUHAUS 100 to commemorate the fact that 2019 marks 100 years since the founding of the Bauhaus School and its links to the city of Tel Aviv. Founded in Weimar in 1919 as a school for arts and crafts, design and architecture, it was then moved to Dessau in 1925 and later Berlin where it was closed in 1933, although it only existed for 14 years, Bauhaus still has a great significance today.
Tel Aviv, the White City, consists of 4,000 modernist buildings in Bauhaus or international style, built from the 1930s by German Jewish architects who emigrated to Palestine from Nazi Germany. The white city has the largest number of buildings of this type in the world and was named an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003. Some of Israel's top voices in architecture tell during the talk of Tel Aviv's Bauhaus story and discuss the city's current challenges.
Stockholm School of Economics Art Initiative is proud to host this exceptional seminar on BAUHAUS TEL AVIV arranged by Jewish Culture Sweden. The original Gropius BAUHAUS design school was pioneering a modern mix of functionalism with aesthetic philosophy (with tickling dashes of estoterism of Kandinsky and Itten) and social responsibility in an industrialized world. We look forward to a challenging discussion of how the aesthetic-ethic legacy of BAUHAUS modernism might be updated and serve as inspiration for today´s hybrids between arts, crafts and production in an aesthetic economy. Architecture and atmospheres are today not only issues for city-planners; they are part and parcel of how we might conceive of democratic management-design on the ethical foundations of BAUHAUS!
Organized by Jewish culture in Sweden and Israel's embassy in collaboration with the Stockholm School of Economics Art Initiative.
Entrance ticket costs SEK 200, If invited via SSE Art initiative, Jewish Culture in Sweden's members and with the DN card you pay only SEK 150 and for students it is free. Students register via firstname.lastname@example.org