FARBENLEHRE: What Color Is the Sacred?

FARBENLEHRE: Reconfiguration of Property Relations in Styria 1938-1945, Milica Tomić together with Philipp Sattler

FARBENLEHRE: Reconfiguration of Property Relations in Styria 1938-1945, Milica Tomić together with Philipp Sattler

Reflecting on the Bauhaus and its lasting influence on many architectural education programs into present-day, the course takes a closer look at its curriculum, particularly at color theory and media - not to follow, rather to go beyond and develop relations between the Bauhaus pedagogy/practice and its challenges rooted in imperialism, colonialism, gender, race, ethnicity, and Euro-American centrism. The research-based course, “FARBENLEHRE: What Color Is the Sacred?” proposes to engage with color/pigment as a starting point from which to study a myriad of latent relations; including the wider historic and global structures. It aims to set up space for discussion to critically analyze the ongoing relations and to develop investigative artistic processes in groups, that reflect on the entanglements of color/pigment. In this way, this semester the course considers the making of a project from the initial research questions to a constructed iteration, with video/moving image as the working format and bringing its own set of relations.

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