Architecture & …


The International Summer School is organized by the Berlin Chamber of Crafts and held on its premises located in the former School of the Federation of German Trade Unions (ADGB) in Bernau bei Berlin. An outstanding monument to Bauhaus architecture, the building serves as the site for the one-week courses and related events while also providing a cohesive context. The Bauhaus’s approach to transcending the boundaries between craft, art, and scholarly research is our guiding principle.

On Saturday the 26th of August 2017, the second edition of the International Summer School came to an end. The focus of this year’s Summer School was on the relationship between architecture and other disciplines, such as biology, drawing, writing, virtual reality, and exhibitions.

In the span of two weeks of our Summer School, we have welcomed the participants from 22 countries and 4 continents. Besides the Summer School course program, we have opened our doors daily to the public, to become an active part of our Summer School curriculum for the Preliminary Course and the public evening Events. The morning Preliminary Course of Paper Creations from the Bauhaus School, led by American paper artist Eric Gjerde was proven to be an absolute success, with locals and Berliners testing their paper folding skills and creating stunning paper works. The public evening lectures, which happened every Monday and Friday of the week, we have hosted four guest lecturers; an exhibition maker and production manager Malte Roloff, film director Peter Stephan Jungk, Mexican architect Dr.Raquel Franklin and independent film curator Florian WĂĽst, from whom we have learned and got inspired by their extensive research on different topics and have seen documentaries and films in a private setting of the Bauhaus building.

We are absolutely overwhelmed by the outstanding performance of our participants, our course leaders and our guests for their contributions to the Summer School. We are already looking forward to Summer 2018. The new program will be known until the end of the year. Keep in touch with us!

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