Markéta Svobodová: Czechoslovak Students at the Bauhaus

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The lecture will be dedicated to Czechoslovak students at the Bauhaus. During 1919–1933 around twenty young people from Czechoslovakia arrived one after another to study at this modernist school, mainly in the departments of construction, photographs and textiles. The lecturer will also present their work, which she has tried to document, including an interview with one of the children of Bauhaus graduates, whose subsequent fates were usually very turbulent. The lecture complements the exhibition The Matter of Data at VI PER Gallery.

Mgr. Markéta Svobodová, Ph.D. works in the Department of Art-Historical Topography at the Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences, where she focuses on architecture of the 19th to 21st centuries. She participated in the preparation of the publication Umělecké památky Prahy (Art Monuments of Prague) and currently is working on the book that ensues it, Umělecké památky Moravy a Slezska (Art Monuments of Moravia and Silesia). Her research also concentrates on the overlapping of architecture towards scenography, exhibition management, industrial design, and to the theory and sociology of architecture. Her book The Bauhaus and Czechoslovakia 1919–1938. Students, Concepts, Contacts was published in 2016. In 2020 she published Hore zdar! Stavební strategie Klubu českých/československých turistů 1888–1949 (1989–2015) (Hore zdar! Building Strategies of the Czech/Czechoslovak Tourist Club 1888–1949 [1989–2015]). She collaborates on the project Transformations of Rural Architecture with an emphasis on the development in the 19th and 20th centuries (NAKI) and is the principal investigator of the grant project František Kalivoda (1913–1971) in European Context (GAČR).


Vítkova 2, Prague 8
Czech Republic
WED-FRI 13-19, SAT 14-18