"Intermezzo in Istanbul. Margarete Schütte-Lihotzkys Projekte im türkischen Exil"

Burcu Dogramaci

Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky. Architektur. Politik. Geschlecht. Neue Perspektiven auf Leben und Werk, edited by Marcel Bois and Bernadette Reinhold, Birkhäuser, 2019, pp. 126–139

How does an architectural work unfold in emigration when the stay is limited to a few months or years? What continuity or mutability does such an oeuvre show, and how do emigrants react to the specific challenges in their destination countries? These questions will guide the examination of the architect Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky in Turkish exile, who lived in Turkey for just over two years. During her stay, the architect worked in school construction and submitted designs for private houses. She was one of a few women invited by the Turkish Ministry of Education and given a work contract. Thus, Schütte-Lihotzky occupied a special position in the history of emigration to Turkey already because of her gender.