In 2019 the world celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, one of the world's most influential schools in the fields of architecture, painting and design. To mark the event in Bulgaria, Goethe-Institut, the German state organisation for promoting German culture around the world, is offering a programme of film screenings, lectures, workshops and city tours.

In Plovdiv

The Plovdiv programme includes a lecture on the Bauhaus influence across the city and a thematic tour with Teodor Karakolev and Vasil Makarinov from Bulgarian Architectural Modernism, a foundation which specialises in the study of architectural examples of modernism in Bulgaria from the 1920s, '30s and '40s.

8-11 March 2019

  • 8 March (7pm), Lucky House of Cinema
    Bauhaus — model and myth
    Documentary, Germany (2011), 103'
  • 9 March (3pm), Lucky House of Cinema
    Bauhaus and Plovdiv — a lecture by Teodor Karakolev and Vasil Makarinov
  • 9 March (5pm), Fargo Club
    The Modern City: Three film essays on the new type of urbanisation in the 1950s and '60s; documents on modern residential building and urban development, 102'
  • 10 March (3pm), Meeting Point: Lucky House of Cinema
    Thematic Bauhaus Tour with Teodor Karakolev and Vasil Makarinov
  • 10 March (5pm), Fargo Club
    Bauhaus Collection: Set design and dance — Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack, Wassily Kandinsky, Kurt Schmidt, Lothar Schreyer, 110'
  • 11 March (6:30pm), artnewscafe
    City Bower: Bauhaus Today, discussion
  • 11 March (8pm), artnewscafe
    Bauhaus Collection: Media Art, 76'


Find more about the programmes for Varna, Sofia and Ruse (in German) HERE.


The project is made possible by Goethe-Institut Bulgaria and is associated with the programme of Plovdiv 2019. Co-organiser for the Plovdiv edition is the Bulgarian Architectural Modernism Foundation. Partners are the Open Arts Foundation, artnewscafe and the Plovdiv 2019 Foundation.


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