Dessauer Gespräche

Dessau Institute of Architecture, Bauhaus Campus, Hochschule Anhalt, Dessau, 

Dessau Institute of Architecture, Bauhaus Campus


By Johannes Kister

The Dessau Talks are the faculty’s central series of lectures. More than 100 speeches and interdisciplinary lectures have been held since 1996: always on a Wednesday at 6:30 pm. In the process, architecture and topical issues are discussed with guests; it is a meeting place in the students’ public realm between colleagues bachelor and master’s students of the term. The speeches are held in German and English and simultaneously interpreted. A unique institution that has been tried and tested in the sense of an overarching presence for all courses. Each term follows a thematic orientation often developing from a social discourse that is in the air. Architecture is relevant.

2019 People on stage

16. Januar 2019
Denis Andernach, Frankenthal
Vom Zeichnen von Häusern

17. April 2019
Gertrude Cepl-Kaufmann
1900. Zeit der Utopien–Zur Topografie eines deutschen »Jahrhundertjahres«

8. Mai 2019
Lydia Ranke

22. Mai 2019
Christoph Sattler, München
Architektonische Entwicklung eines Mies-van-der-Rohe-Eleven

12. Juni 2019
Jonathan Sergison, London
Werk und Lehre

19. Juni 2019
Roberto González, Barcelona

13. November 2019
Antonino Cardillo, Trapani
A Synchronicity of Cultures and Civilisations

27. November 2019
Andreas Kipar, Düsseldorf
Paesaggio / Landschaft–Italien / Deutschland (K)ein Vergleich?

4. Dezember 2019
Zeitform Architekten, Halle (Saale)
Großmann Architektur, Halle (Saale)
Dessauer Gespräche regional

Walter Gropius, Bauhaus, Dessau, 1925-26. Photography: Antonino Cardillo, 2019

Walter Gropius, Bauhaus, Dessau, 1925‑26. Photography: Antonino Cardillo, 2019


Johannes Itten, Kunst der Farbe, Otto Maier, Ravensburg, 1961; It. ed. Augusta Monferini and Marta Bignami, Arte del colore: esperienza soggettiva e conoscenza oggettiva come vie per l’arte, Il Saggiatore, Milan, 1965, pp. 156.


Professor Johannes Kister’s Dessauer Gespräche lecture series poster Antonino Cardillo.

Poster ‘Antonino Cardillo’ part of Johannes Kister’s Dessauer Gespräche lecture series.


Johannes Kister, ‘Vortragsreihe: Dessauer Gespräche’, in Next to Bauhaus, vol. 2, ed. Matthias Hoehne, Hochschule Anhalt, Dessau Institute of Architecture, March 2020, pp. 216‑217.