• Dust & Data: Traces of the Bauhaus across 100 Years
    Ines Weizman
    Spector Books, 2019
    Ines Weizman

Exhibition on the History of the International Bauhaus Colloquium, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, 2016. Photo: Ortrun Bargholz.

This publication collects case studies by scholars from around the world that engage with the history of the Bauhaus as an entangled problem—the multiple historiographies of the Bauhaus and the story of a global architectural history of modernism within which it is located. The aim of this book is to read Bauhaus objects, documents, and buildings as the molecular units of politics and history. But related to those objects it also aims to plot a complex circuit of circulations, migrations, and forms of connections otherwise invisible to architectural history. Bauhaus history, as this book aims to show, is indeed a history of migration: its architects, artists, documents, objects, and of course its ideas as they have splintered across a fragmented world, leading to disputes and sometimes to legal challenges concerning authenticity, physical and intellectual ownership, and copyright.

Ines Weizman is professor of architecture theory, director of the Bauhaus-Institute of History and Theory of Architecture and Planning and director of the Centre for Documentary Architecture (CDA) at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. She trained as an architect at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and the Ècole d'Architecture de Belleville in Paris, the Sorbonne, the University of Cambridge, and the Architectural Association, where she completed her PhD thesis in History and Theory. In 2014, her edited book Architecture and the Paradox of Dissidence, was published by Routledge. The book Before and After: Documenting the Architecture of Disaster, written together with Eyal Weizman was published in the same year by Strelka Press. Her articles have appeared in books, magazines and journals internationally. The installation ‘Repeat Yourself': Loos, Law and the Culture of the Copy was shown as part of the Museum of Copying (curated by FAT Architects) at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2012, and in 2013 as solo-shows in the Architecture Centre Vienna and the Buell Architecture Gallery at Columbia University, New York. Earlier research and exhibition projects include Celltexts. Books and other works produced in prison (together with Eyal Weizman), first exhibited in Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turino (2008, 2009, 2014, 2015). In 2016, she directed the International Bauhaus-Colloquium titled Dust&Data at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. Currently she is working on a series of events, conferences and exhibitions as part of the Bauhaus Jubilee in Weimar in 2019.