Advance Notice: “Saffa 58. The Women’s ‘Landi’”, 28.06.–09.09.2018, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
A long awaited exhibition finally covers one of the most interesting topics in Swiss Postwar History!
(Co-curated by Dr. Eliana Perrotti and Dr. Katia Frey)
In 1958, years prior to the vote on women’s suffrage, the second Swiss Exhibition for Women’s Work (SAFFA) was held on the left bank of Lake Zurich. Under the motto “The Swiss woman, her life, her work,” women architects, engineers, and designers revived the Landi’s legendary gondola cableway, designed modern pavilions, and even banked up the small Saffa island that still exists today. The Museum für Gestaltung Zürich will be presenting photographs, film excerpts, and drawings reminiscent of their pioneering work, which changed the landscape of Lake Zurich for good 60 years ago.