Frauen am Reiff - RWTH Exhibition Project of the Faculty of Architecture


Exhibition project by RWTH students from the Faculty of Architecture opened.


An exhibition curated by RWTH architecture students at the Reiff Museum will present the history of women at the Reiff as well as the current situation of female employees in the Faculty of Architecture from 15 to 21 December 2022.

On the occasion of the current debate about the presence of women in the profession and in public perception, architecture students investigated the work of female students, academics and administrative staff over two semesters under the direction of Frederike Eyhoff and Dr Birgit Schillak-Hammers from the Chair of Art History according to structural, content-related and methodological aspects. The aim was to add a female perspective to the hitherto male history of the Reiff. In addition, stumbling blocks in the academic careers of women were to be made visible in order to stimulate discussion on how to improve the situation. The findings are part of an overarching academic-feminist discourse.

The spectrum of the exhibition ranges from scientific statistics to interviews and press articles to a photo project that makes the women at Reiff visible in the truest sense of the word. The exhibition kicks off with a panel discussion on 15 December 2022 at 6 pm in the foyer of the Reiff (Schinkelstraße 1, 52062 Aachen) on the topic of "Women in Science" with representatives of the Faculty of Architecture. Dipl. Ing. Karin Hartmann, author of the book "Schwarzer Rolli, Hornbrille" (Black wheelchair, horn-rimmed glasses), in which she deals in particular with the professional perspectives of female architects, has been specially invited.