“Frau Architekt” Over 100 Years of Women in Architecture exhibition at DAM

The “Frau architekt” exhibition retells architectural history – from the perspective of women who for over a hundred years have been defining and designing architecture. The exhibition elucidates the topic in 22 portraits, project examples and very personal stories of women in Germany who have significantly influenced architecture or are currently shaping it.

 

Deutsche Schule Madrid, 2015 Source: Celia de Coca/Grüntuch Ernst Architekten

Deutsche Schule Madrid, 2015 Source: Celia de Coca/Grüntuch Ernst Architekten

 

Emancipation movements and in particular gender politics were driving forces in the 20th century. Women entered Modernism by conquering professions from which they had hitherto been excluded, by becoming politically active, in part taking extreme positions, and by trying out new gender relationships. The exhibition shows how 22 women encountered the massive upheaval by questioning the conventional standards of what was feminine and establishing themselves in the architectural profession. (more…)