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Helen Thomas on No more Frauenghetto, bitte

15 June, 2021

This provocative article written for the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, a serious high-quality Swiss newspaper for which Stahl was features section editor at the time, is a critical response to the exhibition ‘Frau Architekt’ held at the German Architecture Museum, Frankfurt. Stahl’s response won her the Michael Althen Prize for Criticism a year later, and provides an intelligent and humorous questioning from a German perspective of positive discrimination in the field of architecture. This an issue which all professional women have to balance within themselves, all women who prefer to be seen as accomplished representatives of their profession rather than symbolic of an underrepresented minority. But women are not a minority. At least 50% of the world’s population identify as women. There is no single position to take in this if we are to address the possibility that there are other ways of interpreting, producing and reproducing reality than the existing hegemony.

Helen Thomas on No more Frauenghetto, bitte

This provocative article written for the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, a serious high-quality Swiss newspaper for which Stahl was features section editor at the time, is a critical response to the exhibition ‘Frau Architekt’ held at the German Architecture Museum, Frankfurt. Stahl’s response won her the Michael Althen Prize for Criticism a year later, and provides an […]