What was it like to be a student at the Bauhaus? Find out more about this wellspring of creativity as part of the Philharmonia Orchestra’s series Weimar Berlin: Bittersweet Metropolis.
In 1919, not only was the Weimar Republic founded, but Walter Gropius, the architect, also founded what would become a game-changing art school – the Bauhaus.
In this film the Philharmonia Orchestra team travels to Weimar and Dessau to uncover what it was like to be a student at the Bauhaus, especially as a woman. Historian Philipp Blom and writer Theresia Enzensberger explain the parallels to our own time, and how technology and art intersected to create a new, utopian vision for life and design. Series Advisor, Gavin Plumley, also shares Walter Gropius’s curious connection to the world of music.