Ursula Prokop Speaks about Jacqueline Groag at The MAK

Ursula Prokop, author of Jacques and Jacqueline Groag, Architect and Designer: Two Hidden Figures of the Viennese Modern Movement is speaking at the two-day symposium “Women, Design, and Society in Vienna in the Interwar Period” which asks important questions about how to study the range of expression and creativity that professional female designers employed in the interwar period, an era transitioning out of paternalistic conservative views about the role of women in society. What modes of discourse were available to them? What was the reception to their work and efforts, considering the range of political views, from conservative to socialist? How did they integrate into the world of their male professional peers?

September 9–10, 2021 (held live in person).

Hosted by the MAK (Museum für angewandte Kunst). Other speakers include Elana Shapira, Inge Podbrecky, Christopher Burke, Sophie Lillie, Lena Krautgartner, Angela Völker, Sabine Plakolm-Forsthuber, and Elke Krasny.

Full German lecture here, or below.