CAFxKADK Lecture Series: Regina Bittner: Schools of Departure - design pedagogies in transcultural dialogue

14:00 - 15:00
Auditorium 5
Philip de Langes Allé 10
1435 København K

KADK, The School of Architecture, and the Copenhagen Architecture Festival invites you to the CAF x KADK lecture series presented by prominent contemporary architects, filmmakers, and artists from a variety of generations and continents. The presenters will engage with problems concerning architecture and urbanization, each in their own way, influencing the architecture profession and the arts in 2019. 

Join us for these lectures to learn more about what is happening in the field of architecture around the world and participate in discussions about how international agendas and approaches relate to the situation in Denmark. All lectures are free – just show up!

Regina Bittner: Schools of Departure - design pedagogies in transcultural dialogue
Modern design schools of the post-war era, such as Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm (1953-68) and National Institute of Design Ahmedabad (1961-), were fertile forums for debates focusing on the recovery of a design praxis that critically intervened in everyday life. Regina Bittner uses Bauhaus as a lens through which different interpretations of, and references to, the changed conditions of the modern in the 1960s become apparent in cross-cultural dialogues.

Regina Bittner is Director of the Academy at Bauhaus Dessau Stiftung, Germany. She is responsible for their masters programme in design, Bauhaus, and architectural research. Bittner has curated several exhibitions on Bauhaus and cultural history, and engaged in research on the modern and cultural history, migration, international architecture, and urbanism. 

Peter Thule Kristensen, professor at the Architecture School’s Institute for Architecture og Design will welcome Regina Bittner.