From July 3 to 14, 2019, students in the MediaArchitecture course exhibited the installation "Bauhaus Orbits" in the foyer of the university library of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, which makes historical Bauhaus discourses come alive with contemporary means. In the artistic-academic project, the students classified and analyzed design and teaching concepts from Bauhaus masters such as Walter Gropius, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Paul Klee. They then transformed the elements of discourse practices at the Bauhaus contained in selected historical sources into an algorithmically applicable data set and integrated them into a digital network. This was reflected on the surface of the installation »Bauhaus Orbits«, the geometry of which is inspired by the historic skylight hall in the main building of the Bauhaus University Weimar.

 »With the Bauhaus Orbits we want to enable users to experience the historical discourse immersively by using digital means to create a new unity of visual, auditory, tactile and intellectual experience. Students will find a form of Bauhaus discourse that is appropriate for the 21st century«, says Dr. Sabine Zierold, spokeswoman for the MediaArchitecture course. The Bauhaus Orbits project was supervised and worked on in an interdisciplinary manner by professors, staff and students from the faculties of architecture and urbanism, media, civil engineering, and art and design.

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