May 13–Jun 23, 2023

Female Pioneers of architecture

Exhibition by the Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky Center
St. Veiter Ring 10, 09020 Klagenfurt
Mon–Fri 9 am–19, Sat 10 am–3 pm

This project aims to make Austrian pioneers of architecture visible. In 2019, the Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky room presented an exhibition on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the admission of women to study at technical universities in Austria, which took place in 1919. For this exhibition, five female architects with their different ways of entering the architectural profession at the beginning of the 20th century were selected. The women, born in the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, were pioneers who dared to do something new, who wanted to achieve a job that their environment, society, and families did not trust them with. These women had to walk a path that was untrodden and new.

Presented are: Ella Briggs-Baumfeld, Friedl Dicker-Brandeis, Helene Roth, Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky and Liane Zimbler

In addition, information is provided on the architecture training centers and the history of the Volkxshaus Klagenfurt. Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky planned the building for the Kärntner Volksverlag, which opened in 1950. This part will be supplemented and worked out for the exhibition in Klagenfurt.

Christine Zwingl, architect, studied at the Vienna University of Technology, research on Schütte-Lihotzky, 1993 exhibition “Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky. Social Architecture Contemporary Witness of a Century" in the Museum of Applied Arts MAK Vienna, exhibition catalogue; freelance architect since 1994; Teaching activity HTL Mödling, lecturer TU Vienna; art therapist; since 2014 initiative for the foundation of the Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky room, since 2021 management of the Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky Center in 1050 Vienna.