The Future of Interconnectivity: Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Siegfried Ebeling

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Hungarian artist Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and German architect Siegfried Ebeling were associated with the Bauhaus in different ways, yet both proposed an urgency around realising a greater sense of interconnectivity between ourselves and the environment. Each believed that such bonding could be attained firstly through cultivating awareness of metaphysical phenomena; secondly though a greater connection of architecture to the external environment and; thirdly through advances in architectural design and construction. An examination of the commonalities and differences in Moholy-Nagy's and Ebeling's approaches to architecture begs the question: If their more metaphysically challenging ideas had been foregrounded in architectural history and education, would we have arrived at different, and possibly more advanced, environmental and construction knowledge of architecture than we do now?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImpact! From Bauhaus to IKEA Conference Proceedings
Place of PublicationSydney, NSW, Australia
PublisherIKEAxUTS Future Living Lab
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventImpact! From Bauhaus to IKEA 2019 - University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 30 Sep 20192 Oct 2019


ConferenceImpact! From Bauhaus to IKEA 2019
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  • architecture
  • interconnectivity
  • metaphysical
  • sustainable
  • construction

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