Bauhaus Women: Parlour Game
Tue, 1 September 2020, 5 pm (only after prior registration)
Bauhaus Museum Dessau, Open Stage
On paper, equality prevailed at the Bauhaus: “without regard to age or gender”, anyone with a certain design talent should be able to study here. But the reality was different: The way to the weaving workshop was considered to be predetermined for women at the Bauhaus, and the teaching staff at the Hochschule für Gestaltung was also male-dominated.
Only a few women made it to the rank of masters, among them Marianne Brandt, who headed the metal workshop from 1928 to 1929, and Gunta Stölzl, under whose direction the weaving workshop at the Dessau Bauhaus achieved its greatest success. The texts of these pioneers of design bear witness to their struggle for equality and recognition of their abilities.
Selection of Texts
Silke Wallstein, Andreas Hillger