Modern Homes in the Making: Otto Neurath, Josef Frank and Anglo-Austrian Policies of Social Housing, 1919-1945

13 February 2013, 18:00 - 19:30

Speakers Abstract:

During the summer of 1932, the International Housing Exposition offered working-class families in Vienna the opportunity to purchase homes designed by a diverse group of leading international architects. For the sociologist Otto Neurath, who collaborated closely with the architect Josef Frank on the planning and promotion of this exhibition, this new approach to housing would result in a maximum of happiness (Glücksmaximum) for the working class. Upon emigrating to Oxford in 1941, Neurath sought to adapt interwar policies of Austrian architecture and sociability to the British context.  

Speakers:
Dr Sabrina Rahman, Visiting Fellow, School of Advanced Study and Leverhulme Trust Chair: Professor William Marshall, Director, Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies
Organised by:
School of Advanced Study
Event Type:
Seminar
Venue:
Room 246 (Senate House)
Venue Details:

Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU

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