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Bauhaus and Modernism: From Thuringia to the World

In 2019, Germany will celebrate the centenary of the Bauhaus. This legendary academy for arts and architecture was founded in Thuringia in the heart of Germany in 1919. To the present day, the Bauhaus concepts offer inspiration to architects, designers and artists across the world and continue to influence our everyday lives. To mark the occasion of the Bauhaus anniversary, Thuringia invites visitors on a journey to the birthplace of this famous movement. It is a place where a revolution of the arts heralded the dawning of a new era, and where the pioneering spirit and joy of experimentation that characterise Bauhaus and modernism are still tangible.

What is actually the idea behind the State Bauhaus founded in Weimar in 1919, which artists dared to undertake a great experiment in turbulent times and why do the design approaches of 100 years ago still influence our life today?