The Role of Women in Barcelona in the 1930s

The panel discussion focuses on the social status of women and their rising presence in the workforce in the Second Spanish Republic and the Spanish Civil War.
The exhibitions Miró-ADLAN. An Archive of Modernity (1932-1936) at the Fundació Joan Miró and Margaret Michaelis. Five days in the Red Light District at the Arxiu Fotogràfic de Barcelona overlap for a month and a half and highlight figures such as Adelita Lobo - the cultural organizer, secretary, treasurer and head of the archive for ADLAN (Friends of New Art) - and Margaret Michaelis, the Austrian photographer exiled in Barcelona who worked for GATPAC. The roles of these two women are the point of departure for the debate organized by the Arxiu Fotogràfic de Barcelona, in collaboration with New York University (NYU) and Fundació Joan Miró.

  • Itziar González, architect and urban planner
  • Dolors Rodríguez Roig, art historian and curator of the Margaret Michaelis. Five Days in the Red Light District exhibition
  • Núria F. Rius, art historian specialising in the history of Spanish photography
  • Mary Nash, professor of contemporary history specialising in research on the history of women and feminism in Spain

Moderator: Jordana Mendelson, professor at New York University and co-curator of the exhibition Miró-ADLAN. An Archive of Modernity (1932-1936).

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Margaret Michaelis. Self Portrait, December 1931 ©The National Gallery of Australia

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Wednesday, 2 June 2021, at 6 pm


Free activity, no reservation required.

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