Vienna – sitting room with Slawa

During the postwar period the modern family home assumed a special place for Australians. Planning for modernity became key activities for budding home-makers. In 1945 “The Australian Home Beautiful”, published a series of articles entitled “Joanna Plans A Home” which was a frank and exploratory dialogue between an Australian housewife and a Viennese émigré designer.

Through the eyes of Joanna, Harriet Edquist, Professor of Architectural History at RMIT, examines the influence of Viennese émigré designers in Australia, to expose a more complex picture of the impact of émigré and refugee Viennese designers and architects on modern Australian design practice.

Melbourne Design Week is an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.

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Date: Thu. 22 March 2018, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Venue: Duldig Studio 92 Burke Road, Malvern East

Cost: 15.00 (student) $20.00 ( adult)