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What Was The New Bauhaus?

September 26, 2019
6:00-8:00pm CST
IIT Institute of Design at Kaplan Institute, Morgenstern Pitch
3137 South Federal Street 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60616
Explore ID’s history with a preview of the soon-to-be-released film The New Bauhaus.

Explore ID’s history with a preview of the soon-to-be-released film The New Bauhaus followed by a panel discussion moderated by Ashley Lukasik. Then, peruse the exhibition An American Bauhaus: The Institute of Design while enjoying a reception with refreshments and snacks.


Funding generously provided by the Nathan Family in honor of Walter Nathan, a longtime friend of IIT Institute of Design (ID) and admirer of the Bauhaus.

This event is part of Shapeshift 2019: Design @ Illinois Tech, presented by IIT Institute of Design and IIT College of Architecture. On the occasion of the Bauhaus centenary, the inaugural Shapeshift celebrates Bauhaus in Chicago. From September 16–28, 2019, we will explore our Bauhaus heritage, address our city’s key challenges, and host conversations about how we can build equitable and sustainable long-term solutions. Acknowledging Chicago’s and Illinois Tech’s leading roles in the development of 20th century modernism, Shapeshift celebrates Chicago and Illinois Tech as partners in reimagining the urban environment for the 21st century.

About IIT Institute of Design (ID)

Founded by László Moholy-Nagy as The New Bauhaus in 1937, IIT Institute of Design (ID) is known for pioneering human-centered design and systems design. Today we are home to the only US design school devoted completely to graduate students. But ID is more than a graduate school. We are an international community of learners and practitioners building responsible, cooperative, intelligent futures to address the biggest issues of our time. Learn more about ID at