On April 24th at 4.30 pm Prof. Dr. Rainer Schönhammer will hold a lecture/discussion "The Bauhaus and the Image of Design".

This lecture sketches/arranges a mood board of the public image of design and its relation to Bauhauz modernism. The main source for this approach is the role design plays as a dramaturgic element in the movies. 

Prof. Rainer Schönhammer will discuss the emerging image in the context of:
a) critical reflections of Bauhaus contemporaries as well as later positions critical towards Bauhaus Design/Modernism;
b) attempts to create an alternative image of design during the second half of the last century;
c) the question whether the Bauhaus is a valid antidote to kitsch.

The head of the lecture - Prof. Dr. Rainer Schönhammer - studied psychology, philosophy and education science. He received diploma in psychology from LMU Munich 1982. PhD in 1984. Qualification for a teaching career in higher education (Habilitation) for the field of psychology in 1990. Interim professorship at the University Regensburg in 1992-1993. Professor for psychology of design at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in Halle since 1994. Retired in 2018. Prof. Dr. Rainer Schönhammer  did research and numerous publications on media, material culture, mobility and means of transport, (sub)cultures and communication, perception, states of consciousness and aesthetic experience and design.

Selected monographs: Einführung in die Wahrnehmungspsychologie. Sinne, Körper, Bewegung, Vienna 2013; Fliegen, Fallen, Flüchten. Psychologie intensiver Träume, Tübingen 2004; In Bewegung. Zur Psychologie der Fortbewegung, Munich 1991.

Prof. Dr. R. Schönhammer’s homepage

This lecture is open to the public and we are looking forward to all who interested!
The lecture will be held in English.
Start at 4.30 pm, duration 1.5 hours.
Address: Daržų str. 18, Klaipeda

The Bauhaus centenary commemoration events are partly supported by Klaipeda City Municipality, Klaipėda faculty of Vilnius Academy of Arts. 
Project partner - Klaipėda Culture Communication Center.

Contact person: Rūta Jakštonienė
Head of the programme of Contemporary Art and Media 
Tel.: +370 633 52976