Thirteen interior design senior students and Program Chair Lisa Tucker, PhD collaborated with 22 students and Dr. Julie Trueman, Programme Leader Interior Design and Dr. Rod Adams, PhD, Associate Head of Design from Northumbria University School of Design at the Bauhaus in Dessau in early February 2020. The weeklong workshops focused on “Habitat” with three keynote addresses and a series of collaborative workshops in the Open Studio at the Bauhaus. Students and faculty members stayed in the rooms at the Prellerhaus where the original instructors and students of the Bauhaus lived. Like the original students and faculty, some meals took place in the cantina located between the Prellerhaus and the Bauhaus main building. While in Dessau, students also visited and toured the masters’ houses (Walter Gropius [reconstructed], Paul Klee, and Wassily Kandinsky) as well as the newly opened Bauhaus Museum in commemoration of the 100th year anniversary of the Bauhaus.
Dr. Roderick Adams: Spatial Cultures
Dr. Lisa Tucker: Extreme Habitats—Designing for Space-Life
Dr. Julie Trueman: Intangible Boundaries
This is to be the first in a series of collaborations between the two schools at the Bauhaus.