At the Bauhaus workshop at Borups Højskole Copenhagen the students were given an obstruction. They were put together in groups for about two hours and given a photo challenge. The task was to shoot their own interpretation of some of the famous photos of the Bauhaus students. Our students threw themselves into the challenge with great creative spirit and did very well. We loved the photos they made. Take a look!
And here are the original Bauhaus photos:Next step Bauhaus
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.
At the wonderful Borups Højskole, a folk high school in Copenhagen, Lower East teaches regularly. This spring at the ‘Next Step’, a pre-qualification class where the students can prepare for and maybe apply to educations such as design schools and architecture schools. In a late February week Jørgen worked with the students in the classic graphic design disciplin “Visual Identity“. 20 students, 7 groups, 7 cases, 5 days and on the last day each group made a quite fantastic presentation. Every group was during the week pushed hard by the strict teacher, each group should come up with a name for their project, a logo, a visual identity, and furthermore they should invent solutions on unfolding the identity in ways that would surprise the rest of the class and the, let’s just say, experienced teacher.
What a fantastic week, big applause to the students, both for the results achieved and for their enthusiasm and their work discipline.
Looking forward to return in April for another period at the school.