The Lilly Reich Grant for Equality in Architecture, in its second edition, has been awarded to the proposal [On Set with] Lilly Reich by Laura Lizondo Sevilla, Débora Domingo Calabuig and Avelina Prat García. The project brings together these three architects, each of whom contributes different expertise in the fields of architecture, research, teaching and the world of cinema.
In this second edition the grant – which aims to support the study, dissemination and visibility of contributions to architecture that have been unduly relegated or forgotten, made by professionals who have suffered discrimination because of their personal conditions – has doubled the number of proposals submitted that have come from Germany, Chile, Mexico, Netherlands, Argentina, Italy and Spain.
Just as in the first edition the result was expressed in an intervention in the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, on this occasion the proposal is cinematographic and the result will be made visible with a documentary that will deal with the contextual limitation of the professional field and the recognition of Lilly Reich’s work through the combination of two contrasting arguments: what she contributed (what was done) and what was explained about her (what was narrated). A story that puts two timelines in parallel – that of her production and that of her historical representation to recover the figure of Lilly Reich on equal terms.
Follow the press conference where the award of the grant is announced here to learn about the project through the statements of the director of the Fundació Mies van der Rohe, Anna Ramos, the authors of the winning proposal and Zaida Muxí representing the jury.
And if you are a high school student prepare your proposal which you can present to the next edition on 8 of March!
Anouncement awarding of the 2nd Lilly Reich Grant for Equality in Architecture (05.11.2020, 13:00h)