Bauhaus The exhibition Junge Bauhausmaler (young Bauhaus painters) tours Braunschweig, Krefeld, Halle an der Saale, Erfurt and Berlin.
Kandinsky exhibition in Paris.
The Metallisches Fest (metallic festival) is celebrated.
The Bauhaus Dessau is represented at the spring fair in Leipzig.
The Bauhaus theatre gives guest performances in Berlin, Breslau, Frankfurt am Main, Stuttgart and Basel.
Bauhaus touring exhibition at the Gewerbemuseum Basel (museum of industrial arts), then in Breslau, Mannheim, Zurich and Essen. Anton Brenner runs a construction studio (until summer 1930). Walter Peterhans is appointed head of the new photography workshop.
Topping-out ceremony for the Federal School of the German Trade Unions in Bernau near Berlin. Built by Hannes Meyer and Hans Wittwer, the project involved the building department and all the workshops at the Bauhaus Dessau. Otto Neurath of Vienna delivers a lecture on pictorial statistics and the present day. Fresco by Oskar Schlemmer at the Folkwang Museum in Essen. The mayor of Dessau obtains a slim majority to extend the masters’ contracts for another five years.
Stand by Junkers & Co (design by Joost Schmidt) at the exhibition Gas und Wasser (gas and water) in Berlin.
The metal, carpentry and wall painting workshops are merged to form the interior design department headed by Alfred Arndt.
An exhibition at the Grassi Museum in Leipzig shows the Volkswohnung Bauhaus (Bauhaus people’s flat).
Farewell party for Oskar Schlemmer, who takes up a post in Breslau. No successor is found for the Bauhaus stage. Ludwig Hilberseimer (urban planning) becomes a lecturer. The political students become increasingly radical; the members of the KPD (communist party) join together as “Kostufra” (German acronym for communist students’ faction). 32,000 reichsmarks in license revenues are paid out to the students through the company Bauhaus GmbH.
Politics Unemployment in Germany reaches 22.8 million.
“Bloody May” demonstrations: The Berlin chief of police (SPD) attempts to implement a ban on demonstrations on 1st May by force (33 dead).
France puts forward the idea of a United States of Europe; fall of the French government; referendum in Germany against the Young Plan (reparation payments of 34.5 billion goldmarks).
Black Friday at the New York stock exchange unleashes the Great Depression.
The Reichstag rejects the Young Plan bill.
Science and technology First international congress on the history of science in Paris; Edwin P. Hubble develops the idea of the expanding universe; Albert Einstein’s first version of his unified field theory; TV broadcast in Berlin.
Literature Nobel Prize awarded to Thomas Mann; "Philosophy of Symbolic Forms" by Ernst Cassirer; "Berlin Alexanderplatz" by Alfred Döblin; "Deutschland, Deutschland über alles" by Kurt Tucholsky and John Heartfield; "All Quiet on the Western Front" by Erich Maria Remarque.
Theatre and music "Cyankali" by Friedrich Wolf; Erwin Piscator’s political theatre.
Film "Un Chien Andalou" by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali, first German talkies.
Arts Exhibition Film und Foto in Stuttgart; founding of the Museum of Modern Art in New York; opening of the new building of the Folkwang Museum in Essen.
Architecture German pavilion by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe at the World Exhibition in Barcelona; 2nd meeting of CIAM; "Wohnung für das Existenzminimum" (subsistence level housing) in Frankfurt am Main; Deutscher Werkbund exhibition "Wohnung und Werkraum" (home and workroom) in Breslau.