Monday, 2.10.2023

Book presentation: Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky. Architecture. Politics. Gender. New Perspectives on Her Life and Work

The publication is part of the book series "Edition Angewandte",
edited by Marcel Bois and Bernadette Reinhold
and the first comprehensive publication on Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky in English.
Cross-disciplinary research contributions by renowned author:inside, with a foreword by Juliet Kinchin elucidates the fascinating work alongside the Frankfurt Kitchen.

The event will be held in German and shared online.
Online participation is possible with the following Link
on Oct. 2 starting at 6 p.m.
About the book
Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky (1897-2000) entered the modernist canon with the Frankfurt Kitchen. She is also considered a pioneer of social architecture, an activist of the women's movement, and last but not least, a heroine of the resistance against the Nazi dictatorship.
In this book, now also available in English, the latest research from art and contemporary history, pedagogy, and gender studies provides a differentiated picture of the architect, whose estate is housed at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. The volume sheds light on her rich architectural œuvre, her transnational experiences and professional networks, her political career as a communist, and, last but not least, her current reception. It presents Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, an icon of architectural history, beyond all myths.

Authors: Carla Aßmann, David Baum, Elisabeth Boeckl-Klamper, Marcel Bois, Helen Young Chang, Marie-Theres Deutsch, Burcu Dogramaci, S. E. Eisterer, Sebastian Engelmann, Thomas Flierl, Christoph Freyer, Juliet Kinchin, Manfred Mugrauer, Sabine Plakolm-Forsthuber, Monika Platzer, Claudia Quiring, Bernadette Reinhold, Günther Sandner, Karin Schneider, Antje Senarclens de Grancy, Änne Söll, Karin Zogmayer, Christine Zwingl

The event will be shared online. Information on participation and registration will follow.

To the announcement on the publisher's website Birkhäuser

View into the apartment, September 2022, Photo: Bettina Frenzel
The sleeping niche with the restored wall hanging, September 2022, Photo: Bettina Frenzel
Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky in her apartment, 1981, Photo: Margherita Spiluttini