Lecturer: Milena Zindović
→ CCB, Artget Gallery, Republic Square 5/I
This year the world celebrates 100 years since the founding of the Bauhaus, the State School of Architecture and Applied Arts, which was founded by architect Valter Gropius in 1919 in Weimar, Germany. In the short time of its existence, this school employed and educated some of the most famous names of European and later American, architecture and design by 1933. Besides Gropius, lecturers at the Bauhaus were Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, László Moholy-Nagy, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and others.
The Bauhaus was considered a progressive school in all aspects, even in relation to gender equality. However, theory and practice were not proven equal, and this lecture will give a closer look at the biographies of women attending the Bauhaus, as well as the difficulties they faced there. The female names of Bauhaus such as Marianne Brandt, Anni Albers, Gunta Stolzl, Otti Berger, Gertrud Arndt and others are less well-known today than their male colleagues, although they are the authors of some of the most iconic products that this school has produced.
Milena Zindović, architect, editor-in-chief of the web forum “Women in Architecture”. After Belgrade University, she continued her architecture studies at Cornell University in New York. She gained experience in Belgrade, Serbia and Ljubljana, Slovenia, and then as Director of the Public Planning Company “Plan” in Šabac, Serbia. She is the editor of the awarded book “Women in architecture | Contemporary Architecture in Serbia Since 1900”. She is co-founder and steering committee member of the Women’s Architectural Society, co-founder and president of the NGO Smart city.