2019, Thu, Jun 06

Long Night of Ideas

Overcoming barriers together

© Laura Fiorio/HKW

© Laura Fiorio/HKW

At Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), visitors to the bauhaus imaginista exhibition can follow the international histories of the Bauhaus and choose their own personal approaches from a barrier-free educational program.

To kick off the program, the art historian Mona Schieren will guide them through the exhibition, focusing on alternative forms of knowledge production at the Bauhaus. During a guided tour in sign and spoken language, the contents of the exhibition will be conveyed to deaf and hearing visitors. Afterwards, a duo of a sighted and a blind educator offer a tour of the exhibition that will appeal equally to blind and sighted guests. A DIY smartphone audio-guide encourages personal exploration. The first chapter is also suitable as an audio introduction for use at home and can be found via hkw.de/audioguide. A team of young art educators will be available for conversations and more information in the exhibition during the Long Night of Ideas.

6pm-12am
Exhibition visit with art educators
in German/English

6pm
The Other Knowledge of the Bauhaus Guided thematic tour with Mona Schieren
in German

From its founding the Bauhaus was interested in other forms of knowledge. For example, the materiality of things played an important role in the production of knowledge; in their lives together the artists learned from one another. How did the Bauhaus break up the hierarchy that placed academic knowledge over craft and non-rational knowledge? How did Amerindian artifacts and Mesoamerican textiles inspire Bauhaus immigrants? And how much of the Bauhaus legacy is found in what was created outside the curriculum, for example at parties? How does it continue to affect contemporary art?

Mona Schieren is an art historian and teaches the theory and history of art at Bremen University of the Arts.

7pm
Guided tour in German sign and spoken language for deaf and hearing visitors
in German
In cooperation with Platz da! Barrier-free cultural education and process support for inclusion

9pm
Guided exhibition tour by and for blind and sight-impaired visitors
in German
In cooperation with Platz da! Barrier-free cultural education and process support for inclusion

The fourth Long Night of Ideas by the Federal Foreign Office and its partners is based on the motto Europe – Idea and Ideal and aims to illuminate the idea of Europe in many different ways.The range of foreign cultural and educational policy is presented at distinctive locations in Berlin, from Haus der Kulturen der Welt to the Volksbühne (east), from Barenboim Said Akademie and Pierre Boulez Saal to the Silent Green Kulturquartier in Wedding.