On the basis of numerous everyday objects, the exhibition investigates the interrelations between political developments in the GDR and the evaluation of Bauhaus Modernism as well as the implementation of a functional practice based on design.
Dokumentationszentrum Alltagskultur der DDR
Everyday forms - the design of everyday objects and printed products, architecture and urban planning - were highly charged ideologically and politically during the Cold War. While the clear, functional Bauhaus design in East Germany initially received recognition, around 1950 it became more and more the target of the SED's cultural tradition, which was based on the Soviet model. Since the sixties, the first steps towards the gradual rehabilitation of the Bauhaus in the GDR to the official admission to the "national cultural heritage" and its popularization followed, for example, by a stamp series in 1980.