The Power Institute is proud to support a day of discussions on modernism and the Bauhaus movement, presented by University of Technology Sydney Architecture, followed by a celebration of our latest publication Bauhaus Diaspora and Beyond: Transforming Education through Art, Design and Architecture.








2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, presenting a moment from which to reflect on this and other influential modernist movements that were instrumental in shaping art, architecture and design. Join international experts for lively roundtable discussions asking, Why study modernism or the Bauhaus today? Hosted by Deborah Ascher Barnstone, international architectural historian at the University of Technology, Sydney.


Tuesday 30 July 2019

11:00am–12:15pm: Panel 1
12:15pm: Lunch (provided)
1:15pm–2:30pm: Panel 2
2:30pm–3:30pm: Drinks to celebrate Bauhaus Diaspora and Beyond

Room 007, Level 4
Johnson Building (UTS Building 6), 702 Harris St
University of Technology Sydney



Thea Brejzek, Professor for Spatial Theory at the University of Technology Sydney, and a Director of the IKEA X UTS FUTURE LIVING LAB.

Donna West Brett, Lecturer in Art History and Curating at the University of Sydney.

Éva Forgács, Adjunct Professor of Art History in the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena/California.

Philip Goad, Chair of Architecture, Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and co-director of the Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage at the University of Melbourne.

Andrew McNamara, teacher of art history at the Queensland University of Technology.

Catriona Quinn, author, former curator at Sydney Living Museums, PhD candidate at the UNSW.

Ann Stephen, art historian and Senior Curator of the University Art Gallery and Art Collection at the University of Sydney.

Isabel Wünsche, Professor of Art and Art History at Jacobs University Bremen in Germany.


The roundtable will be followed by a buffet lunch and a short book launch of Bauhaus Diaspora and Beyond: Transforming Education through Art, Design and Architecture (MUP/Power Publications), edited by Philip Goad, Ann Stephen, Andrew McNamara, Harriet Edquist, Isabel Wünsche. Buy your copy of Bauhaus Diaspora and Beyond at the event or order through order our website.

Limited places available. Please register your attendance.

Sponsored by UTS Architecture, The University of Sydney, The Power Institute and Power Publications.




Bauhaus Diaspora and Beyond: Transforming Education through Art, Design and Architecture presents an extraordinary new Australasian cultural history. It is a migrant and refugee story: from 1930, the arrival of so many émigré, internee and refugee educators helped to transform art, architecture and design in Australia and New Zealand. Fifteen thematic essays and twenty individual case studies bring to light a tremendous amount of new archival material in order to show how these innovative educators, exiled from Nazism, introduced Bauhaus ideas and models to a new world. As their Bauhaus model spanned art, architecture and design, the book provides a unique cross-disciplinary, émigré history of art education in Australia and New Zealand. It offers a remarkable and little-known chapter in the wider Bauhaus venture, which has multiple legacies and continues to inform our conceptions of progressive education, creativity and the role of art and design in the wider community.



Contributors: Philip Goad, Ann Stephen, Andrew McNamara, Harriet Edquist, Isabel Wünsche
RRP $64.99 AUD
125 colour images
115 black & white images
288 pp
270 x 230 mm

A co-publication from Melbourne University Publishing and Power Publications.

For more information about the book and to purchase a copy, click here


Marni Williams, Publications Manager
Power Publications
The University of Sydney
T +61 2 9351 7324