Spinning Triangles:
Ignition of a school of design.

On the occassion of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, SAVVY Contemporary seeks to challenge and act against the inherent, neocolonial power structures in design practices, theory and teaching with its project Spinning Triangles. It takes up the founding moment of the Bauhaus one hundred years ago and starts from its reality as a school of design to reverse and reshape it.

The longterm project will have started in Dessau, where a Bauhaus clone arrives in January 2019: a new Tiny House by Van Bo Le-Mentzel, the “Wohnmaschine” — a miniature version of the workshop wing of the Bauhaus building in Dessau whose iconic facade gives way to a fifteen square meter apartment with an elaborate interior design and exhibition possibilities. Upon invitation by the curatorial team of the opening festival of the bauhaus jubilee at Akademie der Künste, SAVVY Contemporary will come in, packed with thoughts and doings from Dessau, including a newly decorated facade, dealing with the complex heritage of modernity, questions of property, heritage, visibilities and invisibilities.