Learning/Unlearning from Bauhaus
Andrea Tinnes and Pierre Pané-Farré with students in the design fundamentals program at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle.
The publication “Learning/Unlearning from Bauhaus” documents works by students created in the first semester of the typography class led by @andrea.tinnes and #PierrePanéFarré at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in Halle (Germany) in 2018/2019.
With a variety of methodological and experimental assignments, students were challenged to question the traditional notions of a “historical/canonized” Bauhaus and to explore new typographic approaches. The students wrote their own manifestos addressing questions of contemporary digital typography, created visual compositions and word sculptures with geometric forms and typographic material, constructed modular letterforms and alphabets, developed participatory games and performances with words and letters, and finally wrote a collective manifesto for the art academy of the future.
“Learning/Unlearning from Bauhaus” should not be seen as a mere documentation, but rather as an attempt to reassemble the students’ works through an experimental printing process into unusual constellations and surprising chance encounters.
For the cover, the maculature sheets created in the printing process were deliberately recycled by using black ink to print the title information on the front and the design grid on the back of the sheets. The changing color and motif combinations lead to a multitude of variations, no two sheets are alike, making each cover of the entire edition unique.
“Learning/Unlearning from the Bauhaus” was produced in close collaboration with the print workshop at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in Halle.
A total of 130 students participated in the individual formats. More than 3,000 individual works were created in the process.
Andrea Tinnes and Pierre Pané-Farré with the support of the rectorate of the university
Conzept and Design:
Andrea Tinnes and Pierre Pané-Farré
Manifetso texts: Students of the design department in the academic year 2018/19
Office of Public Relations, Andrea Tinnes and Pierre Pané-Farré
University Press of Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle
Printing Workshop Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle
29,7 x 42 cm, 104 pages
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