March 4, 2015
Architecture Design Education News

How do the Bauhaus Masters’ Houses from the 1920s work for today’s needs of living and working? That is the question posed by the IKEA Bauhaus Summer 2015. Until 12th April 2015, young designers can apply with their ideas for participation in the residence and workshop programme that the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation is organizing in cooperation with the IKEA Foundation, to be held from 3rd August to 31st October at the Bauhaus Dessau.
The IKEA Bauhaus Summer enables its participants to engage with design issues of our times and thus to approach the legacy of modernism. Each year with a new thematic focus. In 2015 the focus is one of the most famous artists’ colonies in the world: the Masters’ Houses estate in Dessau. In the future, artists, architects, designers, curators and researchers will again live and work in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the Bauhaus masters once lived. To this aim, key conditions will be established as part of the IKEA Bauhaus Summer. Under the motto “newly furnished”, the idea is to immerse oneself in the thoughts behind the original idea of the artist colony and, with contemporary interventions, to enable living and working in the heritage-listed buildings once again.
To learn more about the IKEA Bauhaus Summer 2015, click here