Film screening Margaret Staal-Kropholler


Following the success of the screening of The Ship, the Amsterdam Architecture Centre will be screening the documentary ‘From the perspective of Usability’, a portrait of the ‘first female architect of the Netherlands’ Margaret Staal-Kropholler (1891 – 1966), during the Christmas holidays.

NL / EN sub. | 2013 | 50 min.

The discussion about the position of women in architecture is one of all times. Where recently an all-female architecture congress was organised in Den Bosch in response to a symposium with only male speakers, Margaret Staal-Kropholler at the time worked on ‘Het Huis 1913’ in commission of the all-female exhibition ‘De Vrouw 1813-1913’.

In a time when inclusive design is discussed more than ever, the Amsterdam Architecture Centre is screening a documentary about an architect who, more than 100 years ago, already paid attention in her designs to the wishes of housewives to lighten their daily tasks. Highlights in her fifty-year career are her designs in the style of the Amsterdam School in Bergen, Zundert and Amsterdam.

Come by during the Christmas holidays for a feminine perspective in the male-dominated architectural world and be inspired!

Film Screening ‘From the perspective of Usability’
Makers: camera: Wilma Kuijvenhoven / sound and editing: Magda Augusteijn. Studio Vermeer
Date: Friday 21 December 2018 until Sunday 6 Januari 2019 (excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s day
Time: Start on the whole hour: 1pm / 2pm / 3pm / 4pm
Location: Architectuurcentrum Amsterdam
Prins Hendrikkade 600, 1011 VX Amsterdam
Entrance: Free admission