What even is Bauhaus? Five lessons we can learn 100 years on

You know your craft is having an impact when the Nazi party tries to shut you down. That’s exactly what happened to the Bauhaus movement when its last active school was forcibly closed by the Gestapo in 1933. But why would the Nazi party care so much about an artistic movement? Especially when Hitler himself was so enthusiastic about the Arts. That’s because they were polar opposites; while Hitler’s National Socialism was insular and nostalgic (to put it lightly!), Bauhaus was outward-looking and avant-garde. Being outward-looking is just one of the key teachings that Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius was keen to instil. He encouraged students… Read more

You know your craft is having an impact when the Nazi party tries to shut you down. That’s exactly what happened to the Bauhaus movement when its last active school was forcibly closed by the Gestapo in 1933. But why would the Nazi party care so much about an artistic movement? Especially when Hitler himself was so enthusiastic about the Arts. That’s because they were polar opposites; while Hitler’s National Socialism was insular and nostalgic… Read more