Apr 27–Jun 23, 2023

Frauen bauen Stadt

The City Through a Female Lens
St. Veiter Ring 10, 09020 Klagenfurt
Mon–Fri 9 am–19, Sat 10 am–3 pm

Traveling exhibition by Katja Schechtner and Wojciech Czaja

In 2030, 2.5 billion women will live and work in cities. And in cities that were mostly planned and built by men. Therefore, the urgent question arises: How much femininity does the city of tomorrow offer? To what extent will the city of the future be tailored to the wishes and needs of all of us? And what role do architects and urban planners play in this?

In fact, over the last 150 years there have been many significant achievements by women who have shaped, shaped and significantly influenced the city of today. Their contributions range from small impulses that have an impact on our everyday urban life, to bridges, squares and park landscapes to planning for urban expansion areas and entire cities - from the new town hall square in Spittal an der Drau to the Brooklyn Bridge in the Big Apple to the Australian capital canberra

As part of the open-air exhibition "Women Building City" in front of the Architektur Haus Kärnten, we bring 18 female architects, urban planners, urban planners, landscape architects and artists from all over the world in front of the curtain. We present the projects they have completed, their urban legacy and their commitment to the city of tomorrow - and compare them to comparable projects and positions in Austrian cities.

In some cases, the work of the designing women is well known, even world famous. In some cases, women's names are simply hidden from the public alongside their male counterparts. And in some cases the women have been forgotten and their works have disappeared in the archives under the gears of time. Sometimes you can hardly find any photos or original quotes.

We want to change that. "The city through a female lens" is a compilation of diversity, urbanity and contradiction. The little trip around the world that we invite you on leads to grandes dames and their big projects - and extends to those planning women who left their urban and spatial planning signature in the Alps-Adriatic region.

Because as said: women build cities.