Dessau from a Designer’s Perspective

Published Date Author: , June 7th, 2014

Dessau, Germany - Adam GroffmanI don’t know what took me so long to visit Dessau. Perhaps just the fact that Berlin is busy and exciting enough, I never really thought to leave — even if just to a city less than an hour away. Or maybe I just was afraid to visit a city that I’d read so much about, that I’d studied and been inspired from.

You know that feeling when you’re about to meet an idol? Someone or something that’s had a profound impact on your life? That pit in your stomach — “will this live up to my expectations…,” “will it shatter my beliefs…,” “will it affect me as it already has…” I was excited and nervous to visit Dessau and when I finally made it there last month, I don’t know what I was so worried about. Dessau was just what I wanted.

If you’re not a design nerd like me, you might not have heard much about Dessau. It’s a part of German history often overlooked for bigger, scarier histories. But when I rolled up to Dessau Bahnhof on a brisk spring evening and saw the signs for “Bauhaus” and “School,” there was a bit of excitement in my step. I made my way to my hotel — but I wasn’t going to walk the direct route. I wanted to walk past the building I’d seen in my art history books.

Authored by Adam Groffman. See the Full Story at Travels of Adam here.

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