After recent restorations of the McCormick House, one of only three single family homes in the U.S. designed by Mies van der Rohe, scholarly panelists will assemble to shed new light on its importance, linking new research to the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus—a legendary German school where Mies was the final Director. Scholars such as Barry Bergdoll, Robin Schuldenfrei, and Wolf Tegethoff will connect Mies van der Rohe's projects in Europe to the U.S.; the dream of prefab in the U.S. after several key German figures arrived in America (Mies, Breuer, Gropius, Wachsmann, and others); Mies van der Rohe's collaboration with urban planner Ludwig Hilberseimer; general discussions about prefab designs; and more.
Panel Discussion: The McCormick House and the Bauhaus Dream of Pre-Fabricated Homes
Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
This program is part of the Year of German-American Friendship initiated by the German Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut, and supported by the Federation of German Industries (BDI).