1927

Walter Gropius appoints Swiss architect Hannes Meyer as director of the newly established architecture department at the Bauhaus.

Bauhaus The experimental Steel House by Georg Muche and Richard Paulick is completed in Dessau-Törten.

The architecture department opens under the guidance of Hannes Meyer. The Bauhaus magazine presents his latest projects (competition entries for the League of Nations building in Geneva and Petersschule in Basel) and his for cooperative reform. Gret Palucca dances on the Bauhaus stage.

The Bauhaus Dessau is represented at the German theatre exhibition in Magdeburg. The fourth regular meeting of the regional planning association (settlements committee) for the industrial regions of Central Germany is convened at the Bauhaus.

The right-wing press in Dessau polemicises against the Bauhaus masters.

Georg Muche leaves the Bauhaus.

Béla Bartók gives a concert in the auditorium of the Bauhaus Building organised by the Society of Friends of the Bauhaus. Institution of free painting classes (Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Lyonel Feininger).

At a festival called the Schlagwörterfest in the Bauhaus building, Schlemmer takes to the stage to parody focal aspects of debates at the Bauhaus (notably Moholy-Nagy’s preliminary course and Hannes Meyer’s enthusiasm for cooperative concepts).

Politics The German economy finally grows, regaining its 1913 level.

Local employment exchanges come under the German Reich. Compulsory unemployment insurance introduced throughout the Reich.

Science and technology 15 millionth car by Ford; Charles Lindbergh flies non-stop across the Atlantic; theory of chemical bonding postulated.

Literature "Being and time" by Martin Heidegger; "Steppenwolf" by Hermann Hesse.

Theatre and music Josephine Baker appears in Paris; Erwin Piscator founds his theatre in Berlin; "Black and Tan Fantasy" by Duke Ellington.

Film "Berlin: Symphony of a Metropolis" by Walter Ruttmann, "Napoléon" by Abel Gance.

Arts El Lissitzky’s Abstract Cabinet in Hanover, Malevich section at the Große Berliner Kunstausstellung (great Berlin art exhibition).

Architecture "Dymaxion House" by Richard Buckminster Fuller; exhibition Die Wohnung (the flat) by the Deutscher Werkbund in Stuttgart (Weißenhof Estate) coordinated by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Participating architects: Le Corbusier, Max and Bruno Taut, Walter Gropius, Peter Behrens, Ludwig Hilberseimer, Hans Poelzig, Hans Sharoun and others.