In celebration of the Bauhaus Centennial, we turn the spotlight on the school’s extraordinary women, whose experiences are still instructive today.
100 years ago, Bauhaus was not only a groundbreaking school that combined arts and craftsmanship for the first time, it was also one of the first academic institutions in Germany that provided equal education rights for women and men.
In its first year, more than 500 female students where registered at the Bauhaus – far outnumbering the male students. Still the female designers never received the same recognition as their male counterparts. In fact, even some members of the teaching staff were worried that the women of the Bauhaus could outshine the men.
In her talk, Kira Jungfleisch, German architect and International Associate with AIA, will explore the school’s most underrated members – women artists. Jungfleisch will tell the stories of 8 women that significantly contributed to the success of Bauhaus; Alma Siedhoff-Buscher, Anni Albers, Friedl Dicker-Brandeis, Gunta Stölzl, Lilly Reich, Lucia Moholy, Margarete Heymann-Löbenstein, and Marianne Brandt.
The talk is presented by Goethe Pop Up Seattle and will take place at Peter Miller Books, where the Bauhaus Photography exhibit by the Bauhaus-Archiv in Berlin is on display until July 14.