17th May 2017
History and Theory of Photography Research Centre
Free and open to all, at 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD
Wednesday 17 May, 2:00-5:00pm
A collaboration with Birkbeck Architecture Space and Society Centre:
Sabine Wieber (Glasgow University)
‘Intimate Collaborations’ at the Photo Studio Elvira in Munich
Tag Gronberg (Birkbeck)
Architectural Relationships Past, Present and Future on the Côte d’Azur
Patrizia Di Bello, (Birkbeck)
Response: Women’s Practice: the View from Gordon Square.
This session explores how women engaged with architecture around the turn of the twentieth century in order to produce professional identities, by focusing on two iconic buildings: the Jugendstil Photo Studio Elvira in Munich (1896 by August Endell) and E-1027 (1926-1929) built in the south of France by Eileen Gray with Jean Badovici. We discover the ways in which the personal and the professional coincided in these bold architectural designs.