summaery2016: Projects

plaything for the BAUHÄUSCHEN

Project information

submitted by

Julia Heinemann


Jonatan Molinski , Melissa Harms , Tiffany Baysden , Laura Niezijewski, Iris Elsner, Marie Vogelmann , Friederike Wawerka , Natalja Abdrakipova, Franziska Burkhardt Lena Neuner, Michael Matzat


Prof. Dr. Andrea Dreyer & Dipl. Ing, Künstler, Päd. Julia Heinemann

Faculty / Section:
Architecture and Urbanism,
Art and Design,

Degree programme:
Fine Art (Diploma),
Product Design (Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)),
Product Design/Substainable Product Cultures (Master of Arts (M.A.)),
Visual Communication (Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)),
Visual Communication/Visual Cultures (Master of Arts (M.A.)),
Teaching Qualification (Secondary Education) in Art Education - First or Dual Subject (1st state examination),
Art and Design/Fine Art/Media Art (Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)),
Media Art and Design (Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)),
Media Art and Design - Study programme Integrated International Media Art and Design Studies (IIMDS) (Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) and Master of Arts (M.A.)),
Media Art and Design -Study programme Media Art und Design (MAD) (english) (Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)),
Media Art and Design - Study programme Media Art and Design (MAD) (english) (Master of Science (M.Sc.))

Type of project presentation



Summer semester 2016

Exhibition Location / Event Location
  • Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 15 - Campus.Office

attractive to children

Participation in the Bauhaus Essentials and the GRAFE Kreativpreis 2024


Project description online

In the year 1919 Walter Gropius founded the Bauhaus, which was meant to "educate the versatilely, artistically and universally thinking human being, to whom life in it's coherent entirety is more important than in it's separate segments."

How can one encourage and promote the education of such a human being?
At what time and under which circumstances are certain abilities of humans developed?
Which compentences constitute the foundation of autonomous learning?
How can one structure learning processes to be palpable, exemplified and understandable for learners?
What should be made available for children and students, for them to construct their own knowledge?

For "knowledge cannot be transmitted from one person to another. [...] The only way, an organism can increase knowledge is by constructing it on it's own or for it's own self.[...]"
Based on this conclusion and on the model of the versatilely applicable learning aid called "PLATTENBAU", the process of drafting the design and concept, up to the finished product, the user-anaylisis and an array of application concepts will be supported and advised and made understandable to our students.

The goal of this specialised course is the developement of a prototype of a toy, which can also be used in a learning context by the students of the Bauhaus University. These prototypes are meant to be utilised in the "Bauhäuschen" (which is the child daycare of the University) or in school classes.

Email: Julia.Heinemann[at]

Exhibition Location / Event Location