The New Bauhaus

The Team.


The New Bauhaus is directed by Alysa Nahmias. The film is produced by Petter Ringbom, Erin Wright and Alysa Nahmias, and executive produced by Marquise Stillwell. It’s shot by Petter Ringbom.

An Opendox production.



Alysa Nahmias  /  Director, Producer
Alysa Nahmias' debut feature documentary, Unfinished Spaces, garnered an Independent Spirit Award, and was selected for Sundance’s Film Forward. Nahmias’ producing credits include Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq, Shield and Spear, and Unrest. Nahmias’ work has been shown the Venice Biennale, MoMA, and Los Angeles Film Festival. She was a 2013 Film Independent Fast Track Fellow.

Petter Ringbom  /  Producer, Cinematographer
Petter Ringbom’s debut feature documentary, The Russian Winter, premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and his follow up, Shield and Spear, premiered at Toronto’s Hot Docs. Petter’s films have screened at IDFA, Film Society of Lincoln Center, the Hammer Museum, Miami Art Basel, and Moscow International Film Festival. He has been a Film Independent Fast Track Fellow, a resident at the Ingmar Bergman Estate, and a Berlinale Talent.


Erin Wright  /  Producer
Erin Wright is a producer and Director of Artist Initiatives at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Her twenty years of experience in the art world at Sotheby’s, Lannan Foundation, Gagosian Gallery, and LACMA has culminated as a producer of projects with artists and filmmakers. She has been producing documentary films about artists and their work for almost a decade, including films on John Baldessari, Michael Heizer, Robert Irwin, Barbara Kruger, Ed Ruscha, James Turrell, and Peter Zumthor.

Miranda Yousef /  Editor
Miranda Yousef, A.C.E. is a feature documentary editor with credits on films that have played Sundance, Tribeca, PBS and HBO.  Credits include Academy Award winner Morgan Neville’s Troubadours and Academy Award winner Jessica Yu’s film Misconception; Inequality for All. 

Marquise Stillwell / Executive Producer
Recognizing the power of storytelling to create empathy, Marquise Stillwell co-founded the film production company Opendox, where he serves as executive producer. Prior to The New Bauhaus he has collaborated with director Petter Ringbom on several other documentaries including Shield and Spear, Unspoken, and a number of short films bringing to light untold stories of community and design. He previously served as an advisor to the filmmaker Paul Devlin (SlamNation,Power Trip, Blast!) and has strategized for the poet Taylor Mali (featured in the filmSlamNation).

Ashley Lukasik / Co-Producer
Ashley Lukasik launched her design career at the Institute of Design executing the vision of design guru and longtime Dean, Patrick Whitney. Ashley has produced multimedia content and experiential programs for corporate and civic leaders around the world to connect design pedagogy with emerging technology and culture. She leads partnerships for Openbox design studio.



Barry Bergdoll / Curator, Department of Architecture and Design 
The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Ellen Lupton / Senior Curator, Contemporary Design
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Director, Graphic Design MFA Program
Maryland Institute College of Art

Hal Foster / Professor of Art and Archaeology
Princeton University

Thomas Dyja / Author
The Third Coast

Sharon Johnston, FAIA, and Mark Lee / Architects & Principals
Johnston Marklee and Associates

Hattula Moholy-Nagy / Archaeologist & Daughter
Moholy-Nagy Foundation

Elizabeth Siegel / Curator of Photography
The Art Institute of Chicago


Terra Foundation for American Art

David Schwartz Foundation

Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts

Lynda Weinman

Walter Nathan

Grace Colby

Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown