Thomas Tielsch, Niels Bolbrinker, 90 min
The story of the interdisciplinary movement, which changed the way we see the world - and the way we live in it.
100 years ago, a radical artistic utopia was born: Bauhaus. An architectural school, which ended up being the 20th century's most influential. A movement and a mindset, which still gives rise to patterns and ideas for how we should live today. 'Bauhaus Spirit' starts in Dessau, where Walter Gropius brought together architects, artists and craftsmen. Between the fascinating archive footage of both the artistic process and the architectural results, young architects, designers, school teachers, sociologists and dancers demonstrate how the visions of Bauhaus spread throughout the world, long after the Nazis closed the school in 1933. And how the synthesis of ethics and aesthetics, light and clarity, unbridled imagination and rigourous structure still contribute with new ways of organising society. As far away as in Caracas, where the interdisciplinary design agency Urban Think Tank creates urban renewal in the slums, inspired by the German pioneers.