Docomomo International at the 1st MOMOWO Conference-Workshop
23-25 September 2015, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands
DATE: 23/9/2015
The first conference-workshop of the European project Women’s Creativity since the Modern Movement, organized by Marjan Groot, took place on 23, 24 and 25 September 2015 at Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society. Prof. Ana Tostões, docomomo International Chair, participated, presenting the lecture "Designing the Modern Life: Modernity, Architecture and Gender."

"From 23 to 25 September 2015, the project MoMoWo Women´s Creativity since the Modern Movement, will organize a historical conference-workshop on women designers and architects between 1918 and 1945.

The MoMoWo conference-workshop aims for presentations of research papers in conjunction with dialogues, discussions and interviews with designers. This call invites the presentation of research papers which address one of the following themes and subjects regarding activities and lives of women designers, craftswomen and architects between 1918 and 1945:

1 Concepts: avant-garde; traditionalism; modernism
2 Exposure: general exhibitions; women´s exhibitions; solo exhibitions
3 Persons: pioneers; duo´s; canonical designers
4 Historiography:egodocuments; journals/magazines; visual sources; archive; website communication power
5 Politics and regimes: women designing under socialism, communism, fascism
6 Industries: women in factories; women and war industries
7 Education: private schools; art schools; design schools; polytechnics
8 Environment: the landscape; the city; the countryside
9 The home: women designing for household appliances; or for the kitchen; or for interior design
10 Organizations and networks: galleries; women´s clubs

The 2015 conference-workshop will be the first of three historical workshops. The second conference-workshop covering the period 1945-1968 is planned for early October 2016 in Ljubliana, Slovenia. The third conference- workshop covering the period 1969-1989 is planned for early October 2017 in Oviedo, Spain."

More details: website.
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