Throughout 2019, the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus was celebrated across the world with exhibitions, lectures, performances, and workshops. While most events focused on the history of the Bauhaus movement, a team around Professor Markus Weisbeck at the Faculty of Art and Design of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar took a more practice-based approach to bring the spirit of the acclaimed avant-garde school back to life within the field of contemporary graphic design.
Following the exhibition “Manifest of Practice” that presented current positions and projects from their Weimar campus to a Berlin audience, Weisbeck and his colleagues conceptualized a series of workshops to tour international universities and design festivals over the course of the “Bauhaus Year”. After South Korea, the second iteration led a group of instructors headed by Professor Kristian Gohlke and research associate Adrian Palko to Iran, where the historic cultural venue Safavi House in Isfahan hosted the event in May 2019. Workshop results were presented on-site in a two-week exhibition. Later that year, further workshops were held in Bolivia and China.