Author(s): Regina Bittner
How are we to live in a way that is healthy and economical? Ernst Jahns 1928 film of the same name provided one answer in the kitchen of the Gropius House completely equipped with the latest domestic appliances. The Dessau Masters Houses, designed by Walter Gropius and now UNE SCO World Heritage sites, were both showcases for new technologies and platforms for the reinvestigation of modern living and housekeeping. In Housekeeping, the newest exhibition and catalog in the series from the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, the project takes another look at the original research in light of the 21st century. Numerous contributions, conversations, ideas and projects rethink how we live in a time of global warming, limited resources and rising costs. The expansive catalog features over 100 historical photos along with numerous contributors including Regina Bittner, Rosie Cox, Adam Drazin, Katherine Gibson, Rania Ghosn, Hilde Heynen, Maliha Safri, Stefani Bardin, Katja Szymczak and more. English version.