“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…)

AA XX 100: Celebrating 100 Years of Women at the Architectural Association

This autumn sees the launch of AA XX 100: Celebrating 100 Years of Women at the Architectural Association. The project marks the centenary of the first intake of the school’s women students in 1917 and takes the form of an exhibition, accompanying book and three-day international conference.

 

Denise Scott Brown_ photograph Robert Venturi_ 1966_ Venturi © Scott Brown Collection_ the Architectural Archives_ University of Pennsylvania

Denise Scott Brown  photograph Robert Venturi 1966, Venturi © Scott Brown Collection, the Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania

 

AA XX 100 represents the work of AA women, its graduates and teachers, who are among the most important architects and designers, educators and historians of the 20th-21st century; some are celebrated: Dame Zaha Hadid, Amanda Levete, Farshid Moussavi and Patty Hopkins, and many others unrecognised. (more…)