What is the impact of the Bauhaus movement in India? What significance does the Bauhaus have for architecture, design and layout in the 21st century? These were some of the questions discussed at the Indo-German Seminar on Bauhaus on 8th April at the German Embassy.
Bauhaus, the modern school of design thinking with strong pedagogic goals founded 100 years ago in 1919 remains a light house of architectural education. The event was designed with four talks by eminent speakers from Germany and India to revisit design in the past and the future through the lens and visions of now.
Prof Dr Gerd Zimmermann, Former President, Bauhaus University, gave the keynote address, sharing his vision of Bauhaus. Prof P.S. Chani, Head, Department of Architecture and Planning, IIT Roorkee analysed the journey of design from Bauhaus and its influences on Indian modern architecture. Prof Jeorg Rainer Noenning, Professor, Digital City Science, Hafencity University, Hamburg, talked about knowledge architecture and the digital city. Prof. Gaurav Raheja, Associate Professor, IIT Roorkee, spoke about the Design Futures by taking inspirations from the Bauhaus.
The embassy building can be attributed to the Bauhaus style and therefore offered a perfect stage for the event.