It is an honor for us to present to you an interesting online meeting, organized by Mies van der Rohe Society in Chicago, on the topic of artistic collaboration between Lilly Reich and Mies van der Rohe, its implication for the space solutions, materials or colors used in their works and overall, the gender equality in the field of artistic creation.

Villa Tugendhat became (together with the Barcelona pavilion) the main theme of the evening, as one of the most important outputs of this artistic couple cooperation.


During the evening spoke:

Cynthia Vranas Olsen (director of Mies van der Rohe Society)

Dirk Lohan (grandson of Mies and renowned architect)

Daniela Hammer-Tugendhat (daughter of Grete and Fritz Tugendhat)

Ivo Hammer (conservationist and husband of Daniela Hammer-Tugendhat)

Jong-Soung Kimm (pupil and collaborator of Mies)

Reed Kroloff (dean of College of Architecture IIT)

June Finfer (author of documentary The Tugendhat House created in 2004)

Elizabeth Otto (professor of modern and currant art history at the State university in New Yorku, Buffalo)

Iveta Černá (director of Vila Tugendhat)

Anna Ramos (Fundació Mies van der Rohe, Barcelona)

Laura Lizondoa Sevilla, Debora Domingo Celebuig (holders of Lilly Reich Grant for Equality in Architecture)

Michelangelo Sabatino

Prue Beidler

Barbi Donnelley

Martin Felsen

David Hensler

Margaret Hensler

Phyllis Lambert


A part of the lecture, despite our video created for the 90th anniversary of Villa Tugendhat, was also an excerpt form the June Finfer's documentary containing the interview with Daniela Hammer-Tugendhat about her mother Greta and her relationship to the villa, as well as an interview with the governess, Irene Kalkofen, who lived at Villa Tugendhat.