30 September 2022

Save-the-date: 30.9.2022

Diversity Modernism | Modernism Diversity

The launch event of Triennial will take place on 30 September 2022 in the Czech Embassy in Berlin - a significant building of late Brutalism. It is dedicated to the diversity of the building culture and history of ideas of the Modernism and will also show the newly established networks in Germany and Europe as well as the diverse origins, approaches and formats in research, preservation and mediation. Presentations by the Berlin partners* in Pecha Kucha format are suitable for planning a long and eventful weekend on site.

Current focus

Everything around the topic:


The motto for the 2022 event year is Living.Work.Life. This triad of three interpenetrating spheres highlights aspects of Modernism that still concern us today. The ideals of Modernism were closely linked to the development of modern societies and their urban centres that began in the course of industrialisation. In addition to architecture, urban planning, art and design, this also includes the hope for a better future through more social justice, emancipation, participation and democratisation. 

Programme highlights

Current planning in:

Weimar, Dessau and Berlin

After Opening on September 30, 2022, Berlin, Dessau and Weimar will each have a wealth of their own program offerings. The focus will first be on Dessau and then on the Weimar weekend from October 14 to 16. In keeping with the cross-city motto, there will be a number of focal points to match the local offerings, and you can find out more about them now. Initial program overviews of the three cities can be found here.

German World Heritage Sites

Network of Modernism:

World Heritage of the 20th Century in Germany

Of the 51 World Heritage Sites in Germany, several represent the heritage of the 20th century and industrialization. At Triennial 2022, the following World Heritage sites will also be represented for the first time with a keynote lecture:

TDM going Europe

Triennial of Modernism:

Diverse Modernism | Modern Diversity

The Triennial of the Modernism wants to form a multinational network on building culture and the ideas of the Modernism . The goal is to create a connection between different centers in Europe that have a similar historical heritage, to exchange ideas on different levels, and then perhaps to cooperate on the program in 2025. For the event years 2022 and 2025, we have brought together 40 partners* from 15 European countries with a focus on Central Europe.

New cooperation

Strategic partnerships:

Docomomo and Icomos

We have set our sights high: The Triennial of Modernism 2022 should form the Opening to establish a Europe-wide network, which could even lead to a European festival from 2025. Appropriately, partnerships with DOCOMOMO International, ICOMOS and other partners have been established to promote cooperation and exchange between different centers in the long term and to strengthen the format of Triennial scientifically, professionally and culturally.

Three new channels ...

Please subscribe and share:

TDM @ Twitter, Instagram, Youtube

The Triennial has had a Facebook account since 2013. At the beginning of 2021, three more channels were added, in which suitable offers are promoted. Here we also want to draw attention to events outside the festival period. We would be pleased if you would help to make the Triennial of Modernism even better known by sharing your contributions. The appropriate hashtags are #tdm2022 and #triennaledermoderne.

Bauhaus School Bernau

2022 for the first time:

World Heritage ADGB in Bernau

Following its inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage Site "The Bauhaus and its Sites" in 2017, the ensemble located north-east of Berlin in Bernau is increasingly the focus of interest. Designed in 1928-30 by Hans Widmer and Bauhaus director Hannes Meyer, the Federal School of the General German Trade Union Federation was recently restored in an exemplary manner. A visitor centre is currently under construction and will be opened close to the time of the Triennial exhibition. There will be a bus shuttle from the temporary bauhaus-archive and the BHROX bauhaus reuse to the Mies van der Rohe House and from there to Bernau. 

Film documentary

Film documentary:

Statements on the Triennial

What is the idea behind Triennial and who is behind it? The festival, which was launched in 2013, emerged from a cooperation between the cities of Berlin, Dessau and Weimar and their World Heritage sites of the 1920s. Since then, every three years, the context and architectural heritage of the Modernism has been brought into the focus of a broad public through a wide range of programmes. In the documentation of the final conference in 2019, the organisers report on why and how the format should be continued and expanded ...