In Kaunas, Art Deco and Bauhaus are synonymous, which is to say they are both considered interwar architecture. Even before the expression Art Deco was coined*, this place has already abolished it, same as with Bauhaus. And the Lithuanians are well advised to adhere to the terminology from the 1960s, be it consciously or unconsciously.
For the Russian occupiers (or liberators), Bauhaus is far too bourgeois to just let it stand, even if, fundamentally, they share the modern and where appropriate even replicate it in their own structures.
Thus the political slumber, in combination with a terminology defined by an era, facilitates its survival – as a concept, not as a name.
*Hilary Marvin Gelson, 1966 in The TimesKaunas
ROCHUS AUST/1st GERMAN ELECTROPHONIC ORCHESTRA
APARTMENT ONE HUNDRED
International House Concert