»Bauhaus Orbits« visualises historic Bauhaus discourses

From 3 to 14 July 2019, students of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar’s MediaArchitecture degree programme will be presenting their work as part of the Bauhaus Orbits installation in the foyer of the University Library, bringing historic Bauhaus discourse to life using contemporary resources.

As part of this artistic and academic project, students categorised and analysed design and teaching concepts from Bauhaus masters such as Walter Gropius, László Moholy-Nagy and Paul Klee. They transformed elements of Bauhaus discourse found in selected historical sources into an algorithmically usable data set and incorporated it into a digital network. This is now depicted across the Bauhaus Orbits installation, whose geometry is inspired by the historic Oberlichtsaal room in the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar Main Building.

»With Bauhaus Orbits, we want to provide users with an immersive way to experience historical discourse by using digital media to create a new unity between visual, auditory, tactile and intellectual experience. The students then come up with a form of Bauhaus discourse that is appropriate to the 21st century«, explains Dr. Sabine Zierold, spokesperson for the MediaArchitecture degree programme. 
The Bauhaus Orbits project is being supervised and tackled in an interdisciplinary approach by professors, employees and students of the Faculties of Architecture and Urbanism, Media, Civil Engineering, and Art and Design.

Bauhaus Orbits
Exhibition installation in the foyer of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar University Library, Steubenstraße 6, 99423 Weimar
3-14 July 2019

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 5 pm

Performance hours
By prior arrangement at the following times: Monday to Friday 9 am - 9 pm, Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
More information is available at www.bauhausorbits.de or by contacting Dr. Sabine Zierold at sabine.zierold@uni-weimar.de.

Professorships involved:
Professor of the Theory of Media Worlds (Prof. Henning Schmidgen); Professor of Building Morphology (Prof. Bernd Rudolf); Professor of Presentation Methodology (Dr. Sabine Zierold)

Students involved: 
Alfredo Ardia (electro-acoustic composer, media artist); Arthur Keir (filmmaker, alumni, art director of Art Government); Diego Carvallo (architectural assistant); Frédéric-Philipp Habermann (architectural assistant); Hamzeh Ahmad (MediaArchitecture student, BIM manager); Jan Glöckner (graphic designer, artist); Jyotsna Gorle (student human-computer-interaction researcher, software developer); Ka-man Lam (MediaArchitecture alumni, initiator, curator, design lead, interface designer & developer); Michael Wilde (HCI, media artist); Mohamad Kahlil (architectural assistant); Nancy Abdelzaher (MediaArchitecture student, BIM manager); Patrick Saad (data scientist, student assistant of ‘Process-oriented discourse analysis’ research group); Hannes Schmidt (alumni architect); Rafael Kosuch (alumni architect); Victor Vilceanu (structural engineer); Youngmo On (HCI, Assistant curator); Architecture bachelor’s students: Simon Schlereth, Calvin Schwabe, Till Pulst, Sabrina Hauck, Nina Günther, Lea Marzinzik, Andra Quante, Anna-Lena Sehm, Pauline Topel, Yuegong Huang, Michael Feller, Jakob Emanuel Lange, Antonia Rothe, Felix Balling, Carolin Schelle

Partners and supporters:
Process-oriented discourse analysis research group, Faculty of Media at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar; Matthias Münz engineering firm Weimar; Renolit Worms; Großmann painting specialist in Weimar; Domzelt Germany; AEO GmbH light design Riesa; KreativMetall Weimar; Mapping Matter; metal and wood workshops, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar; StuKo at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar; Thuringian Ministry of Economy, Science and Digital Society; Friends of Bauhaus-Universität Weimar; Bauhaus-Universität Weimar Kreativfonds; Service Centre for Facility Management at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar