Kitchenless Houses

Eva Engelbert
Institute of Fine Arts and Media Art, Sculpture and Space
2023W, Vorlesung und Übungen (VU), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S04671


The course is dedicated to theoretical and artistic investigations into the resistive and feminist potential of archival documents such as Alice Constance Austin's design for the cooperative community "Llano del Rio" in Palmdale, California, the plans for the two Viennese „Einküchenhäuser“ from 1911 and 1922/25 or Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky's contribution to the Viennese settler movement.

The unifying element of these historical models is the utopia of an equal, empathetic and caring coexistence. What can we learn from them and what relevance do they have for our present and future? Can we as artists remake historical narratives and thereby create an emotional connection?

City tours, visits of exhibitions and archives and guest lectures

Examination Modalities

Aktive Teilnahme, Lecture


Course Thursdays 10-12am

First meeting: 19 October 2023, 10am
Seminar Room Site-Specific Art and Sculpture and Space
Paulusplatz 5, 1030 Wien (2nd floor)

Please note: this course is part of the Sculpture and Space curriculum. Students from other departments will be given a place subject to room capacities.


19 October 2023, 10:00–12:00 Seminar Room Site-Specific Art and Sculpture and Space
09 November 2023, 10:00–12:00
16 November 2023, 10:00–12:00
23 November 2023, 10:00–12:00
30 November 2023, 10:00–12:00
07 December 2023, 10:00–12:00
14 December 2023, 10:00–12:00
11 January 2024, 10:00–12:00
18 January 2024, 10:00–12:00
25 January 2024, 10:00–12:00
01 February 2024, 10:00–12:00

Course Enrolment

From 05 September 2023, 09:00 to 24 October 2023, 18:00
Via online registration

Fine Arts (2. Section): Artistic and Research Practice: Offers beyond the ZKF 605/201.02

Fine Arts (2. Section): Artistic and Research Practice: Free Electives out of Artistic and Research Practice 605/201.80

TransArts - Transdisciplinary Arts (Bachelor): Artistic and art technology foundations: Artistic and art technology foundations 180/002.01

Co-registration: not possible

Attending individual courses: not possible