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projekt bauhaus

The international initiative project bauhaus was founded in January 2015. Its members include designers, curators and researchers from Europe, the USA and Asia. The platform’s objective is to conduct a lively debate on the currency of the Bauhaus. In the five years leading up to the centenary in 2019, the aim is to take critical stock of the ideas of the Bauhaus and to render the utopian surplus of the Bauhaus productive for the present. The focus is thereby on the Bauhaus idea, on overcoming the limits of the disciplines and the fragmentation of modernism, and on changing society and everyday life through design. In the five years leading up to the centenary, from 2015 to 2019, project bauhaus offers a new question to debate every year. We begin in 2015 with the following question: Can design change society?