It’s almost impossible to reflect on design education without reflecting on Bauhaus. Especially this year. And especially when a tour of design school summer exhibitions takes you to Sachsen-Anhalt and Thüringen, to those (contemporary) German States where for 100 years Bauhaus both began and found its de facto end.

And while there will be time in coming posts for those reflections on the Gropius school and the developments of the century past, the focus of our 2019 #campustour visits to Sachsen-Anhalt and Thüringen, specifically Halle and Weimar, is and was the contemporary students and the work realised in the year past.

#campustour 2019: Germany – Sachsen-Anhalt & Thüringen

We doubt we will be able to visit the 2019 Summaery exhibition at Bauhaus University Weimar, as we suspect the town will be too full of visitors celebrating the centenary of Bauhaus Weimar.

Or perhaps better put, full of confused visitors wondering where all the steel tube furniture is….. Wrong Bauhaus people.

Consequently we attempted to extract as much as we could from Summaery 2018.

Bauhaus University Weimar, Summaery 2018Bauhaus University Weimar, Summaery 2018

Although Bauhaus originally opened in Weimar, the Bauhaus most people understand as Bauhaus is Bauhaus Dessau.

But can the students of the Bauhaus University Weimar reclaim “Bauhaus” for Weimar?

The Bauhaus University Weimar’s annual Summaery exhibition offered a chance to learn more…..

Bauhaus University Weimar (Photo © Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Foto: Nathalie Mohadjer)

X MediaArchitecture presentation as seen at Summaery 2015, Bauhaus University Weimar

On the evening of Thursday June 9th Bauhaus University Weimar formally opened the 2015 edition of their annual Summaery end

Thanks to a unnecessarily long journey through Sachsen-Anhalt in an unnecessarily warm bus, July 2014 will remain indelibly scorched in

Bauhaus University Weimar Summaery 2014 WOob by Lisa Kästner

On the evening of Thursday July 10th the annual Bauhaus University Weimar “Summaery” student showcase exhibition opened for its 2014

Bauhaus University Weimar Summaery 2012

When we mentioned it last year it was just intended as a cheap pun. But slowly we can see a

Many of you will no doubt remember our summer tour 2010. We’ll it’s that time of year again. Our 2011