Today, International Women’s Day, sees the opening of the call for applications for the Lilly Reich Grant for Equality in Architecture, aimed at senior high school students who are now beginning their curricular research project to be submitted during the coming school year.
This grant, which bears one of the silenced names in the history of architecture, very close to us because of her role in the conception and design of the Pavilion, is one of the contributions of the Fundació Mies van der Rohe to promote the study, dissemination and visibility of contributions to architecture that have been discriminatorily overlooked, relegated and forgotten.
We want to promote and vindicate the open vision of the new generations towards concepts that are fundamental today, such as identity and social diversity. We offer the grant to research projects with the capacity to target young audiences for the dissemination and promotion of equality in architecture, from gender urbanism to the vindication of the generations that have preceded us.
Five grants will be awarded in the form of study aids consisting of bibliographic or educational material with a value of 300€ for each student and 200€ for their educational centre. Depending on the characteristics of the final format, the result will be disseminated in the most appropriate channel or space, be it the website, youtube channels, actions in the Pavilion or social media of the Fundació Mies van der Rohe. All the submitted proposals will have the option of receiving advice from the Fundació Mies van der Rohe, access to our documentation centre and access to the archive of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award, and the awarded projects will be co-supervised.
Check the rules here and help us bring this opportunity to schools and young people around you and thus contributing to a more equal society.