100 years of Bauhaus: Dr. Eduard Kögel

Oct 7 2019 - 5:00pm


UBC Robson Square
800 Robson Street

Join us to celebrate 100 years of Bauhaus with a talk by Dr. Eduard Kögel, as he presents "The Bauhaus & New Objectivity in Architecture."

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In the context of the political unrest after the First World War and the social imbalance following industrialisation in Germany, architects sought new solutions in an approach they called Neues Bauen. This architecture was part of the New Objectivity movement. Under the heading of New Objectivity, innovative solutions emerged simultaneously in many places in the 1920s. For example, in the New Frankfurt by Ernst May, in the Werkbund housing exhibition by Mies van der Rohe at the Weissenhof in Stuttgart, or in the social housing estates in Berlin. The Bauhaus in Weimar and in Dessau was just one of many places where new ideas where formed.

The worldwide spread of New Objectivity came with the National Socialists’ assumption of power in 1933 and the following emigration that affected all architects of Neues Bauen. In this lecture, Dr. Kögel will discuss the Bauhaus in the context of New Objectivity and show the protagonist who brought Neues Bauen to new places around the globe. 

Dr. Eduard Kögel studied at the faculty of Architecture, Urban and Landscape Planning at the University of Kassel in Germany. From 1999 to 2004, he taught as Assistant Professor at the Technical University in Darmstadt in the department of Non-European Architecture and Urban Development. In 2007, he finished his dissertation at the Bauhaus-University in Weimar. Between 2009 and 2011, he directed a research project on architecture and urban form in China at the Habitat Unit at Berlin Institute of Technology (funded by the German Research Foundation DFG). Eduard Kögel works on the development of architecture and urban planning in non-European countries and on the topic of transformation in architecture and urban form. He is expert in the analysis of urban structures and lectures regularly at the Berlin Institute of Technology. He is member of the Scientific Committee of ABE Journal, an online, open access, peer reviewed magazine for European Architecture Beyond Europe, as well as a member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of Chinese Architectural History at Qinghua University in Beijing.