Bauhaus & Weimar: 100 Years Of…?
Call for papers – Continental Thought and Theory, Volume 3, Issue 1 (2019)
2019 is the centenary of the establishment of the Weimar Republic and the Bauhaus School of Arts & Design that provided the aesthetic provocation for rethinking & critiquing modern life. This issue of CT&T asks how might we think of Weimar & Bauhaus as intertwined expressions and critiques of the problem of being modern.
If as cultural critic Greil Marcus has stated, in the world of popular culture we are all imaginary Americans, this issue provokes to what extent, in the world of continental thought & theory, politics and aesthetics we are all imaginary Weimarians living, thinking, imagining and critiquing in the wake of Bauhaus.
How can we think Weimar & Bauhaus today – not only from within Europe or North America, but wider afield? What resonances, contradictions and possibilities might arise? What critiques of today are possible in rethinking the events of Weimar &/or Bauhaus?
We invite responses of 6000-8000 words to this dual centenary engaging with the questions of Weimar and/or Bauhaus past, present and futures? Deadline for submission is 20th May, 2019.
Instructions for contributors can be found here: http://ctt.canterbury.ac.nz/instructions-for-contributors/