Some topics occupy us throughout our lives, due to personal interest or professional necessity. In lucky cases, interest and necessity coincide, as for Alfredo Häberli in his latest project for BMW. In the course of a lifetime, however, things may change, topics may take a new turn, calling for a new approach to questions one had considered over and done with or long since resolved. For example, in spite of the ubiquity of digital technology (or precisely because of it), we have been noticing a renewed interest in analogue technology. We also think it appropriate to subject the Bauhaus and some of those associated with it to a more critical appraisal than is currently usual, especially in view of the upcoming celebrations during its centenary. In other cases, urgently needed changes to ways of thinking and acting are motivated by personal fate, misfortune caused by political errors, or new (scientific) insights.