This years open studio in Dessau and Berlin focuses on manifestos as a form of setting standards. The question deals with the concept of infrastructures for learning by looking at the Bauhaus building designed by Walter Gropius in Dessau as a point of departure in Week 1.
The Bauhaus was founded in 1919 by Walter Gropius in Weimar as a merger of the Grand Ducal School of Arts and Crafts and the Weimar Academy of Fine Art, before it moved to Weimar in 1925, where it moved 1926 into the building with its iconic architecture. We take Gropius Bauhaus manifesto and program as a lens to explore and deconstruct the spaces and architecture of the Bauhaus as an infrastructure for learning. We do this to think about learning and creating knowledge in general and more specifically into architectural education which will be explored on site at the Floating University in Berlin.