Bauhaus and Ulm School of Design Pedagogy towards the Creation of a Global Design


  • Monika Markgraf Bauhaus Dessau Foundation




Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing


The relevance of the Bauhaus and the Ulm School of Design to the development of a global design is widely acknowledged. With the inclusion of the Bauhaus on the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites, this received worldwide recognition, and thereby acknowledged not only the architecture, but also the pedagogical concept. Since a comprehensive analysis of the pertinent issues far exceeds the parameters of this contribution, I would like to focus on two aspects: a brief exposition of the Bauhaus building and the Ulm School of Design as built manifestoes of their pedagogical concepts and the dissemination of these concepts by the institutions’ students and educators.

How to Cite

Markgraf, M. (2012). Bauhaus and Ulm School of Design Pedagogy towards the Creation of a Global Design. Docomomo Journal, (47), 12–19.







Author Biography

Monika Markgraf, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation

Architect, since 1997 scientific associate in historical building research and monument preservation at the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation. Main focus: research, documentation and preservation of the Bauhaus Buildings in Dessau and other MoMo Architecture, development of a building research archive. Several exhibitions and publications. Member of ICOMOS and docomomo International, Chair of docomomo Germany between 2005 and 2010.