May 8, 2012
Last week Lower East facilitated a Bauhaus workshop at Borups Højskole Copenhagen in the Next Step class. The students were introduced to the Bauhaus movement by a presentation and a movie about the Bauhaus school. We followed in the footsteps of the famous Bauhaus designers and the Next Step students created amazing work inspired by the Bauhaus philosophy – starting up with exercises on simple geometrical forms – ending up with great experiments and designs of playful 3-dimensional calendars, architectural sketches, a mobile of Bauhaus letters, cool playing cards, amazing counting books for children, a great multifunctional chair/bench/resting place and a fabulous jumping jack. At the end of the week the students created an exhibition. We had a good vibe in the class in the universe of primary colors – red, blue, yellow – triangles, squares and circles. Thank you all for your great involvement, enthusiasm and sharing your thoughts and ideas with us. We are looking forward to seeing some of you this week in Berlin and visiting the Bauhaus Archive with you.