Apr 27–Jun 23, 2023

Women are building!

Focus in the Architecture House Carinthia
St. Veiter Ring 10, 09020 Klagenfurt
Mon–Fri 9 am–19, Sat 10 am–3 pm

Become visible: Open access for everyone

Women build no differently than their male colleagues, but building women take up less space in society's perception. In Austria, of the approximately 7,300 active civil engineers, just 16.40% are female, although 52% have female degrees. For many years, however, the story of these women was hardly told - consciously or unconsciously. In the program focus "Women build" regional, national and also international positions are therefore put into context with three exhibitions. After all, it's not called for nothing: THE architecture and THE building culture!

The open-air exhibition "Women build cities" by Katja Schechtner and Wojciech Czaja portrays 18 architects, urban planners, urban planners, landscape architects and artists from all over the world. These are supplemented by representatives from Carinthia and the Alps-Adriatic region. The Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky Center has been researching Austrian pioneers of architecture for several years. In 2019, the exhibition of the same name was developed. For the exhibition in Klagenfurt, the history of the Volksxshaus Klagenfurt is also told. Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky planned the building for the Kärntner Volksverlag, which opened in 1950. Together with the Carinthian Building Archive, the Carinthian Architecture House is searching for the Carinthian pioneers of architecture and building culture. In the exhibition "Women building - a search for traces in Carinthia" only women are shown for the first time and included in the collection of the Carinthian building archive.

The exhibitions are expanded with a varied supporting program and cooperations. Based on the main theme, Ute Liepold and the Theater Wolkenflug staged four city walks in Klagenfurt under the title "City of Women". Architect Ursula Spannberger presents her RAUM.VALUE method and invites you to a mini workshop. Unikum organizes a party conference of art (II) "I'm not a kitchen" chaired by Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky. As a conclusion, we invite you to a workshop - positions and a symposium entitled "Practice: City for All" in the Architektur Haus Kärnten.

Making diversity visible together - Raffaela Lackner, head of architecture at Haus Kärnten