The Bartlett School of Architecture


Pop-up display: Press Photography of Red Vienna, 1929–1938

8 November 2013

Red Vienna

On 12 November the UCL Art Museum plays host to a pop-up display and discussion curated by Eva Branscome and Catalina Meija, researchers at the Bartlett School of Architecture. They will present a series of anonymous photographs of Vienna created or used by the North American press. The photographs form a record of a volatile time (1929-1938), but what implications do they have for the study and the understanding of the historic events that characterise this context? 

This event is free and open to all. Visit UCL events for full details.

Eva Branscome is a PhD candidate in Architectural History and Theory at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. She currently teaches on Architecture in London in the UCL History of Art Department. Her research investigates the art and architecture of the post-war avant-garde scene in Vienna, looking especially at cross-cultural influences and media involvement.

Catalina Mejia studied for her Masters in Architectural History at the Bartlett School of Architecture, and is now a PhD candidate in Architectural Theory and Criticism at the University of Newcastle, where she also teaches. Her research deals with questions of photography and repetition in architectural criticism as well as the relationships between word and image.