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Gunta Stölzl and textiles in space

Building on Bauhaus

Talk

Friday 8 November 2019
6.30 — 8pm

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Gunta Stolzl, Slit Tapestry Red-Green, author: Gunta Stölzl, 1927–1928..

Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin.

Join a designer and architect to explore the role of textiles in architecture and design. Focusing on Gunta Stölzl’s masterful experiments in the Bauhaus weaving workshop, we’ll consider how the relationship has evolved.

The final event in our series celebrating Bauhaus women turns to Gunta Stölzl and her efforts at making the heavily gendered textiles of the weaving workshop compatible with the architectural innovations of her time.

By positioning Stölzl as an innovative precursor to high-tech experiments with weaving, colour and materials, we ask an architect and a designer to speak to the way gendering manifests in contemporary material experiments. We also ask about the extent to which materials and colour have become secondary in today’s design practices.

What, if anything, do contemporary experiments with both owe to early twentieth century luminaries like Stölzl? And what are the structural barriers that contemporary designers continue to share with the women of the Bauhaus?

Speakers to be announced soon

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Friday 8 November 2019

6.30 — 8pm

The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly

£15, £9

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