Bauhaus Conference

Cyprus : Bauhaus Conference

The Goethe-Institut Cyprus in collaboration with the Department of Architecture of the University of Nicosia jointly organize a conference on the subject of Bauhaus and its influence on Wednesday 3rd of April at 17:30. At the conference invited speakers and experts will present, discuss and analyze Bauhaus from different perspectives.

The keynote speaker is Prof. Dr. Magdalena Droste, former director of the Bauhaus-Archiv Museum für Gestaltung in Berlin, who will give an in-depth presentation about Bauhaus covering its history, the changes through its 3 different directors, the historical context in relation to Bauhaus, leading up to the present day, 100 years after the Bauhaus school was founded in 1919.

The following presentations each shed a light on different aspects of Bauhaus and its influence, as Tatiana Efrussi takes us on a journey to the Soviet Union, Prof. Dr. Miodrag Suvakovic to the Balkans and Associate Professor Dr. Panayiota Pyla then brings us to Cyprus.

Conference programme

17:30 Keynote lecture: “Das Bauhaus”
Prof. Dr. Magdalena Droste, Berlin
Former director of the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin

18:55 20' break

19:15 "Bauhaus Erfahrungen nicht anwendbar" (bauhaus experiences not applicable) – Bauhaus architects in the Soviet Union,
Tatiana Efrussi, Paris
Art historian and artist

19:45 “The Bauhaus influence in the Balkan region in art, design and architecture”, Prof. Dr. Miodrag Suvakovic, Belgrade
Professor of applied aesthetics & theory of art and media and Dean of Faculty for Media and Communications, Belgrade, Serbia.

20:15 “The ideas of Bauhaus and modernism in Cyprus"
Associate Prof. Dr. Panayiota Pyla, Nicosia
Architectural historian and theorist, and Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture, University of Cyprus

20:45 End of programme

For the full Bauhaus Open House programme of events, please see


Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
Time: 17:30 - 21:00


31 Michael Giorgalla Street
Engomi, Nicosia Cyprus
Phone: 22841500


Free Entrance


Goethe-Institut Zypern
Phone: 22674606

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