Haus Work – Women of The Bauhaus

BBC Radio 3

In 1919 the architect Walter Gropius founded the experimental Bauhaus school. He was also radical in declaring there would be equality between men and women. Over 50% of students in the first term were female. But this egalitarian picture isn’t the whole story.

Olivia discovers how women fought their way into the male domains of photography, carpentry, architecture, and metalwork. Many flourished at the school and their contribution to 20th century design is now being recognised.

Produced by Jo Wheeler

Broadcast Date: 28th April 2019