Bauhaus: Its Legacy in Chicago & Beyond
Date: Sat. February 22, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm
6000 N. Broadway Street
About this event:
What is the legacy of Bauhaus architecture, art, and design? How has Bauhaus permeated our everyday lives and reshaped the landscape of our city? Join Matthew Messner, Allen Porter, Maggie Taft, Timothy Wittman, and Paul Young for multimedia presentations and lively discussion around these questions.
Matthew Messner is a graduate student in Architecture at the University of Illinois Chicago. Matthew researches how the Bauhaus school's innovative modes of representation, such as architectural dance and parody propaganda posters, influenced education and practice in architecture and design.
Allen Porter is a graphic designer, photographer, and teacher. In 1946, Allen entered the New Bauhaus/Institute of Design founded by László Moholy-Nagy. After finishing at the Institute, he was one of a group of pioneering modernist designers who moved to Los Angeles in the 1950s.
Maggie Taft is a graduate student in Art History at the University of Chicago. Maggie's research explores the global legacies of twentieth-century modernist architecture and design; her mid-century focus includes work on László Moholy-Nagy and the New Bauhaus in Chicago.
Timothy Wittman is an architectural historian and Adjunct Professor of Architectural History & Historic Preservation at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Paul Young is an architect. Prior to opening his practice in 1985, Paul had worked in the offices of Mies van der Rohe and was responsible for the 1971-72 restoration of Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House. He has worked on a publication of the early works of Alfred Caldwell.