1Lectures | Preservation and Renewal: Bauhaus and International Style Buildings in Tel Aviv | Micha Gross

The celebration of The Bauhaus Centenary is coming to an end when Micha Gross, co-founder of the Bauhaus Center Tel Aviv takes the 1Lectures stage on 28 November 2019. Art Historian Mienke Simon Thomas will briefly outline the presence of Bauhaus in The Netherlands and Amsterdam.

Gross will present the architectural development of Tel Aviv and its White City, referring to a collection of over 4.000 buildings in the Bauhaus style from the 1930s by German Jewish architects who immigrated to Mandatory Palastine after the rise of the Nazis. He will elaborate on the historical circumstances that led to the construction of the ‘Bauhaus City’. Before going into detail on the rather poor state of the buildings that makes preservation and renewal crucial, he will discuss White City’s features and its urban plan. Tel Aviv’s unique way of dealing with this subject makes the final part of the lecture.

About Micha Gross
Micha Gross (Zürich, Switzerland, 1959), studied psychology at the University of Zürich and did a PhD at the Technion Haifa, Israel in 1990. Gross lives in Tel Aviv, Israel since 1994.

Since 2000 he co-founded the Bauhaus Center Tel Aviv. Gross published many articles and edited the publications: “Preservation and Renewal: Bauhaus and International Style Buildings in Tel Aviv” (2015) and “Between the Private and Public Domains” (2016). He is actively involved in several research projects in cooperation with different academic institutions.

About Mienke Simon Thomas
Mienke Simon Thomas is a Dutch art historian, curator and author. She works as senior curator at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, where she works on exhibitions on design and applied art, including ‘The Netherlands ⇄ Bauhaus – pioneers of a new world’ (9 February to 26 May 2019).

This lecture has been made possible by the sponsoring of initiator/producer Ties van Dijk en VOLA.

1Lectures | Preservation and Renewal: Bauhaus and International Style Buildings in Tel Aviv | Micha Gross
: Thursday 28 November 2019
Time: 8 PM / Doors 7.45 PM
Location: Academy of Architecture Amsterdam, Waterlooplein 213
Language: English
Tickets: €7,50,- | Available in our online ticketshop
Academy of Architecture Amsterdam students are entitled to free admission on presentation of their student ID card.


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