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Bild: Fred Forbat

Bild: Fred Forbat

Bauhaus in the archive

When the Bauhaus was founded in Weimar in 1919, a design school was established that remains an important source of inspiration today, 100 years later. To celebrate the centenary, ArkDes will be hosting a series of talks this autumn that will explore the Bauhaus in the ArkDes collections. We will introduce city planner Fred Forbat and his recently published memoirs. Forbat, a so-called “bauhäusler,” came to work in Sweden after the Second World War alongside other architects connected to the Bauhaus. We will also look more broadly at how the Bauhaus school’s philosophy and design language influenced design and architecture in Sweden. The series will conclude with a discussion of Acceptera (“Accept”), the Swedish architecture manifesto from 1931 that has recently been published in an annotated German edition that traces links to Germany and the Bauhaus.

In connection with each talk, original material from the collections will be displayed in the library and collections study room at ArkDes. The discussion leader is Christina Pech, architectural historian and research coordinator at ArkDes.