Alexander Kluge, born in 1932, is a filmmaker, television producer, writer and screenwriter. He is a partner and managing director of the Development Company for Television Program (dctp), a platform for independent providers in German private television. He is known for his unique interview programs on German television.
At a time when the idea of the Bauhaus seems to have become little but an empty word that almost anything can be projected onto, we aim to question the Bauhaus’ contemporary relevance. The time has come to take our leave of the Bauhaus in order to face the challenges of the present without bias.
(*1974) is an architect, author, co-publisher and editor-in-chief of ARCH+, and co-founder of projekt bauhaus. From 2010 to 2016, he was part of the advisory board of the ifa – Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, for which he developed the traveling exhibition Post-Oil City in 2009.
He has curated the discussion platform ARCH+ features since 2010. In 2006, he initiated The Making of Your Magazines, which was presented alongside ARCH+ in the journals project at documenta 12.
Antje Stahl (* 1981)
works as a freelance author for, among others, the feature section of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung and as a lecturer at the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture, ETH Zurich. From 2017 to 2019 she was editor for the feature section of the NZZ, where she was in charge of the dossier "Architecture & Design". Before that she worked as editor for Monopol - Magazine for Art and Life in Berlin and as author for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. In 2019 Antje Stahl was awarded the ADKV-Art Cologne Prize for art criticism. Antje Stahl lives and works in Zurich, Cologne and Berlin.
is Professor of Architecture and Director of Graduate Studies in the School of Architecture. Founding Director of the interdisciplinary Media and Modernity Program, Princeton University.
is a media scholar, curator, and writer. In addition to his work for the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (2014–2016), the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation (2009–2014), and the Hochschule für bildende Kunst Hamburg (2010–2013), he has headed exhibition projects shown in venues like MMCA Seoul, HOK Oslo, MNBA Santiago de Chile, SESC São Paulo, and the Venice Architecture Biennale. He researches and publishes about urbanism, architecture, design, art, performance, film, media, and their societal intersections.
(1973) has been running the KanyaKage art and cultural space in Berlin-Kreuzberg together with partners since 2018. Since 2010 he has been director of the art space SCHAU FENSTER in Berlin-Kreuzberg, where positions of contemporary artists* are shown. At the same time he moderates and produces the weekly show "Radio Arty" on 100,6 FluxFM. As curator, Jan Kage has organized exhibitions in Hamburg, Cologne, Rotterdam, Leipzig, Sicily and Zagreb. As a musician and rapper he released several albums, as well as a few singles and features. Kage writes regularly for newspapers and magazines about art, culture, music and much more.
Supervised editorially among other things the first German publication of Moholy-Nagy’s last work, “vision in motion”. In his role as a publisher in the literary medium he adopts Moholy’s view that design is not a profession, but an approach.
Professor of experimental design at the University of Fine Arts (HFBK) Hamburg and co-founder of the specialised bookstore “Pro qm”. Researches and works in diverse cooperation projects with a focus on the political and social dimensions of design.
Marion von Osten
(born in 1963) focuses on cultural production in postcolonial societies, technologies of the self, and the governance of mobility through her activities as a curator, researcher, and publisher of books and catalogues. She is currently curating the exhibition Migrant Bauhaus, which will be on world tour from 2017 to 2019. Between 2006 and 2012, she held a professorship at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, and was Professor for Artistic Practice at HGK Zurich from 1999 to 2006. She is a founding member of the Center for Post-Colonial Knowledge and Culture, Berlin, and Labor k3000 Zurich.
is Professor of Architecture at Columbia University who explores the intersection of architecture, art, philosophy, culture, and technology. His books include: Derrida’s Haunt: The Architecture of Deconstruction, White Walls, Designer Dresses: The Fashioning of Modern Architecture, Constant’s New Babylon: The Hyper-Architecture of Desire, and Buckminster Fuller Inc.: Architecture in the Age of Radio. He is the co-author of Are We Human: Notes on an Archeology of Design with Beatriz Colomina in association with their curation of the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial. He has also curated exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art and The Drawing Center in New York; the Witte de With and Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam, and the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal. His latest book is Cutting Matta-Clark: The Anarchitecture Investigation (Lars Müller, 2018).
Peter Richter was born in Dresden in 1973. He is cultural correspondent for the "Süddeutsche Zeitung" in Berlin. From 2012 to 2017 he worked in the newspaper's New York office. Additionally he was part of the newspaper "FAZ". As a book author he became known with titles such as "Blühende Landschaften" and "Deutsches Haus". His novel "89/90" was nominated for the German Book Prize 2015.
(*1964) is an architect, writer, Professor of Architecture Theory and Design at the University of Kassel, as well as an associated investigator at the Humboldt University of Berlin. He worked as an editor of ARCH+ and an architect for OMA in Rotterdam. He was the lead curator of the project Shrinking Cities for the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation), and is the co-founder of Urban Catalyst and Volkspalast. From 2009 to 2014, he was director of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation. He lives in Berlin.
( 1963) is a musician, club owner, author, and director. Since 1984, he has been the lead singer and lyricist for the Hamburgbased band, Die Goldenen Zitronen. Their most recent album, More Than a Feeling, was released in February 2019. In 1988, together with Rocko Schamoni, he opened the Pudel Klub in Hamburg, today known as the Golden Pudel Club. He has worked as a theater director and author since 2000, and staged numerous plays at major German-speaking theaters. His most recent production, The Bauhaus: A Redeeming Requiem, premiered in June 2019 at the Volksbühne in Berlin. His first book, Die Jugend ist die schönste Zeit des Lebens*, was published in 2016.
Currently working on a doctorate on Hannes Meyer’s activities in the Soviet Union 1930–1936.
(* 1971) is an architect, author and writer of socio-cultural maps and studies, including Snapshots of Globalization (since 2005) and Handbook of Tyranny (Lars Müller Publishers, Zurich 2018). His work has been shown in Future Fictions Z33 (Hasselt, 2014), Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture (Shenzhen/Hong Kong 2014) and at the Architecture Biennale in Venice 2014, among others. He has held teaching positions at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the Strelka Institute in Moscow and the Bauhaus in Dessau.