»Idee Inhalt Form – Beiträge zur Gestaltung der Gegenwart«: Bauhaus-Universität Weimar anniversary book is released

To celebrate 100 years of Bauhaus, the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar has released the book »Idee Inhalt Form. Beiträge zur Gestaltung der Gegenwart« (»Idea, Content, Form: Articles on Shaping the Present«), presented to the public at a book launch event on Friday, 13 December 2019. The volume includes 40 articles by teachers, staff members, doctoral candidates, students and alumni of Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and clearly illustrates topics from the worlds of art and research.

The articles, written especially for the book, describe work currently being undertaken at the university and provide a genuine picture of Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. Civil engineers, computer scientists, urban studies specialists, media scholars, architects, designers and artists present their thoughts on current artistic and academic issues, and offer insight into their discipline’s methodologies and ways of working. 

This collection of articles shows the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar to be an international, interdisciplinary location using modern tools to find solutions to contemporary challenges. The common thread is the question of how the relationship between humans, environment and technology can be shaped so as to enable a liveable environment and a dignified life and to ensure societal cohesion. »It is fascinating to see how the wide range of approaches and ideas in this volume join forces to create something together«, president Winfried Speitkamp explains: »The volume shows our university’s commitment to shaping the present through science, art and technology«.

The book was born under the leadership of university president Prof. Winfried Speitkamp and press officer Claudia Weinreich. The design was created by the Happy Little Accidents agency in Leipzig. Tobias Dahl and Patrick Martin, both Bauhaus-Universität Weimar alumni, developed the corporate identity for the university’s anniversary and designed elements such as the award-winning website www.bauhaus100.uni-weimar.de. Their clear, contemporary design has also shaped the book’s appearance. 

The articles are accompanied and visually framed by photographs by Samuel Solazzo and Jannis Uffrecht. Their striking analogue, black-and-white images show university events, exhibitions and locations from the anniversary year, creating an original portrait of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. 100 of these photographs will be exhibited on the first floor of the main building from 13 December 2019 to 31 January 2020.

Idee Inhalt Form. Beiträge zur Gestaltung der Gegenwart
Edited by Prof. Dr. Winfried Speitkamp and Claudia Weinreich
on behalf of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Place of publication: Weimar
Format: 17 x 24 cm, paperback, 400 pages
Nominal charge: 15 euros

Publication distribution

Information in Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Main Building, ground floor corridor

Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 8, 99423 Weimar

Monday to Friday, 16 to 20 December 2019, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

The publication can be ordered from the university website plus postage of 3 euros: www.uni-weimar.de/idee-inhalt-form

Exhibition of photography by Jannis Uffrecht and Samuel Solazzo

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Main Building, 1st floor corridor

Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 8, 99423 Weimar

13 December 2019 to 31 January 2020

Opening times

Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.