During the Bauhaus.Semester, the courses offered by the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar were reinterpreted and complemented with additional special courses. This included standard courses, which were open to students from other programmes, as well as courses with different focusses conceived especially for the Bauhaus.Semester.
Among others, this included courses that:
- were run by lecturers from different faculties or departments and allowed existing content barriers to be overcome.
- made methods and methodologies tangible and usable for students from different programmes.
- considered the idea of the historical Bauhaus.
- allowed students to address the Bauhaus and contemporary issues in their local context – the university, town of Weimar, the wider region, and the state of Thuringia.
- enabled guest lecturers to contribute perspectives from other disciplines and facilitated reflecting on one’s self-image as well as the external image of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.
- Bauhaus-Universität Weimar students conceived and carried out themselves.
The offers invited all students to familiarise themselves with new content and methods, to discuss current social and academic issues, to engage in interdisciplinary study, and to work together. The formats conceived included projects, block seminars, workshops, and lecture series.
The Bauhaus.Semester took place in the 2018/19 winter semester and kicked off the celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus. See here for more information on other activities that marked the Bauhaus-Centenary.