In Search of Space-Time

Spring 2019 | New Haven, Connecticut
Yale School of Architecture North Gallery
Collaborators: Maya Sorabjee, Louis Koushouris, + Rachel Mulder

This exhibition was on view at the Yale School of Architecture’s North Gallery from October 10 to November 15, in concurrence with the Fall 2019 symposium My Bauhaus: Transmedial Encounters.”

One hundred years have passed since the founding of the Bauhaus, and things look quite different. Resources are not pinched by the prospect of war. Standardized production is not novel, but banal. Typographic communication has left the realm of the radical lowercase to that of the affected emoji. The masses for whom we design have gotten bigger and better, but perhaps also smaller and stranger. Nevertheless, the aura of the Bauhaus lives within our world always, a transparent underlay of lasting propositions. Today, we ask: what were these propositions and how have they made it this far? Where do the analog, economical ideas of the Bauhaus sit within our abundant, digital world? In a world where type and image have become our lingua franca, we turned to the Bauhaus on its centennial to celebrate and reinterpret its design lessons. We look back as we look forward, forever revolving in space-time suspension.