Learn, Create, Collaborate -- Bauhaus Style!

Learn, Create, Collaborate -- Bauhaus Style!

        MLK rendering - rooftop

Beginning in 2019, the DC Public Library launched Finding the Bauhaus in the Public Library,  a new public program series celebrating the 100th anniversary of the German Bauhaus school (1919-1933) and the modernization of D.C.'s own landmark, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library—designed by the last director of the Bauhaus, Mies van der Roh.

In 2020, the series continues with Design for Everyone, a lecture series that seeks to open up conversations about design to broader, more diverse audiences. The series is produced by Form Function Studio in partnership with Goethe-Institut and DC Public Library.


Upcoming Events: 
Join us for the second event in a new series, which will take place online:

Design for Everyone: An intro to Urban Planning & Design
Friday, May 22, 2020
4 - 5 p.m.
Register online via Eventbrite

An introductory virtual lecture on the elements of urban planning and design.
Learn the basics of how urban planning and design helps shape our cities, create communities, and make connections between people, places, nature, and the built environment.

Our speaker: Urban Designer and Strategist Ifeoma Ebo 
Ebo is an Urban Strategist with extensive experience in large-scale urban master planning, public facility design & planning to community-based design.

Past Events:

Panel Discussion: Design for Everyone
Presented by Form Function Studio and Goethe-Institut Washington
February 5, 2020
Goethe-Institut Washington
Featuring: 
Ellen Lupton (Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt Design Museum & MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art)
Michelle Jackson-Bennett (Parsons School of Design)
Mina Marefat (Georgetown University)
Anthony Harris (Gensler)
Justin Donnelly (JUMBO

The following events were held in 2019 for the public kickoff of this series. Presented in partnership with the Goethe-Institut, Gensler, AIA | DC, AIGA and the National Building Museum.

Exhibits (On view Sept. 26–Oct. 18, 2019):
Designing and Redesigning the MLK Library 
Virtual Bauhaus Virtual Reality Experience
Goethe-Institut Washington
1990 K St. NW, Suite 3 (entrance on 20th St. NW, lower level)
Washington, D.C. 20006

Opening Reception and Panel Discussion
Goethe-Institut Washington 
Thursday, Sept. 26, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Please RSVP


World Architecture Day
National Building Museum
Sunday, Oct. 6, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.