Thursday, 13.6.2024, 6:30 p.m.

Benefit-Reading: Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky - Architecture and Resistance

The actress Johanna Mertinz reads from writings by the architect Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky. This will be accompanied by music including songs by Ernst Busch and music by Arnold Schönberg.

By taking part in this event, you are supporting the restoration of Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky's personal kitchen in the MSL Centre!
The event will be shared live and recorded via Zoom.
Here is the link to the broadcast.

Concept / Dramaturgy: Susanne Höhne / Johanna Mertinz
Production: Beseder (Association for the Performing Arts)

The first part of the reading focuses on the history of the Frankfurt kitchen - the world's first fitted kitchen was designed by the socially committed architect according to criteria of labour saving for women and made life easier for many women. To this day, the Frankfurt kitchen is a prime example of well thought-out architecture.

During the second part of the evening, Johanna Mertinz will read excerpts from the texts that Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky wrote in the Gestapo police prison. Together, the two parts of the reading paint a picture of this extraordinary woman and architect.

Funding by the 5th district of Margareten