This was my first time attending a talk with Context. Fischer's lecture was geared (in a friendly way) toward a general audience but contained enough pith to engage folks who work in fields like art history, design, and architecture. I especially appreciated his deft (if brief) historical contexualization: the devastation of WWI, monetary hyperinflation, urban growth, social upheaval, political strife... Rather than just sticking to the "greatest hits" of the Bauhaus greats, he deftly wove in an account of the school's progressive strands, showing us the feminist angle and the social ideals that so many of the Bauhäusler embraced. His pace was brisk but thankfully not breakneck. Excellent questions at the end of the session, which Fischer clearly enjoyed addressing. It can be hard to have a dialogue on zoom, but the mood in the room was very pleasant. Thanks for the lively talk!
i very much enjoyed Dr. Fischer's presentation on the Bauhaus. Not only was his command of the material extensive and impressive, but his delivery was, to me, most enjoyable: quiet, peaceful, without filler words or pauses, without a robotic reading of notes. i wrote to him that i very much look forward to attending more of his lectures.