Fellows' Presentation

"Memories from Resistance": Women, War, and the Forgotten Work of Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, 1919–1989

Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

Part of the 2017–2018 Fellows' Presentation Series

Lecture by Sophie Hochhäusl RI '18

Free and open to the public.


While at the Radcliffe Institute, Sophie Hochhäusl is working on an interdisciplinary architectural history that will make architect Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky’s 1980s German-language book Erinnerungen aus dem Widerstand available to English-speaking audiences. Alongside an in-depth discussion of the architect’s design work, the project explores Schütte-Lihotzky’s engagement in the resistance movement against the Nazi regime and her postwar activism in the Austrian women’s and peace movements. By charting an inclusive history of Schütte-Lihotzky’s work, including her political activism, the project highlights new networks of exchange and expertise among women, along with the agency of social movements in design histories.