Unique Techniques of Design Teaching
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In February 2021, the Institute for the humanities and Information Technologies (IGUMO) jointly with the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation (Germany) with the support of the Moscow Design Museum will host a three-day educational programme of training called ‘Bauhaus Open Studios – Teaching Models’ Refresher Course and Methods of Design Teaching in Russia.
The key goals of the programme include formation of an inter-cultural educational space based on following the innovative artistic and pedagogic concepts. The project’s authors have a task to expand the access to unique information about the German-Russian legacy of the two legendary design schools: the Bauhaus and the VKHUTEMAS.
The Bauhaus and the VKHUTEMAS strongly influenced each other. The unification of the pedagogic techniques of these two institutions can lay a solid foundation for training of modern specialists.
In the professional environment, the Bauhaus is one of the most significant institutions in architecture and design. That school’s legacy became the main source of ideas in the 20th-21st centuries. The Bauhaus masters and theorists published many books on teaching methods and art theory. The significance of the legacy of the VKHUTEMAS in Russian and world culture is just beginning to be realized. One of the objectives of the Bauhaus Open Studios - Teaching Models project is to expand the amount of connoisseurs of the iconic school of Soviet and Russian design.
The course will be taught by professors of the Bauhaus and the Institute for the Humanities and Information Technologies as well as Russian guest specialists.
The programme includes lectures, workshops, and original excursions in online format.
Within the three-day educational project, Russian teachers and educators will have the opportunity to:
- learn about the unique pedagogical concepts of outstanding schools of design and architecture;
- do practical exercises based on the original methods of the Bauhaus;
- gain skills for creating an original methodical manual called zine;
- explore the influence of the Bauhaus and the VKHUTEMAS on Soviet design, architecture, and photography of the 20th and 21st centuries;
- visit online tours of the Bauhaus school’s building in Dessau and the objects of the historical heritage of the VKHUTEMAS.
At the end of the course, the participants will undergo testing. Thus, the quality of their acquired knowledge and skills will be assessed. Each teacher will get a special certificate confirming the passing of the ‘Bauhaus Open Studios – Teaching Models’ Refresher Course and Methods of Design Teaching in Russia.
The training will take place on February 25-27, 2021. Read more about the online course and register by following the link.
Translated by Nikolay Gavrilov