Alan Powers
writer; teacher; leader for history and theory, London School of Architecture; author, Bauhaus Goes West

Alan Powers has published widely on twentieth century art, architecture and design since the 1980s, with a focus on Britain, including the survey volume Britain in the Reaktion Books series, Modern Movements in History. He has curated a number of exhibitions on related themes at the Design Museum, Imperial War Museum and Kettles Yard, and taught in schools of architecture. He is the author of Bauhaus Goes West: modern design in Britain and America.

A founding member of the Twentieth Century Society, he has been active throughout its 40 years of existence in various capacities, including casework, publishing, event organising and as Chairman 2007-2012.

In 2020, he will be the Master of the Art Workers Guild, the membership body whose early members are widely held to have influenced the founding ideas of the Bauhaus.


Sunday 3 November, 12:00 Frobisher 1-3
100 years of Bauhaus: ‘Construction of the future’