City as Lab

City as lab

An intimate 2-day experience immersed in the past and present
of Bauhaus in Chicago

September18th-20th | Chicago, IL

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László Moholy-Nagy’s New Bauhaus was built on tactile and experiential learning.

For the 100th anniversary of the global Bauhaus, we are translating Moholy’s concept of the “School as Lab” to the “City as Lab.”

 
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SHARED TANGIBLE EXPERIENCES

Explore “making as thinking” through the built environment, art, education,
food, and film.

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ENGAGE IN INTIMATE CONVERSATIONS WITH CHICAGO’S LEADING CREATIVES

Visit the home of Mies van der Rohe’s grandson and the studios of artists like Luftwerk and Antonia Contro, meet grassroots organizers at the shipping container marketplace on the southside, and enjoy a Bauhaus-inspired experiential meal.

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TRACE THE HISTORICAL ROOTS OF THE BAUHAUS

Receive a private tour of Crown Hall to the modern day Institute of Design by architect John Ronan, weave through the textile installation inspired by female Bauhaus greats at Designtex, and investigate new applications of design for solving social challenges.

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