A Guide to the Kerstin Dorhofer Architectural Collection 1984-2001 Dorhofer, Kerstin, Architectural Collection Ms2002-007

A Guide to the Kerstin Dorhofer Architectural Collection 1984-2001

A Collection in
the Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2002-007


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection number
Ms2002-007
Title
Kerstin Dorhofer Architectural Collection 1984-2001
Physical Characteristics
1 box, 0.2 cu. ft.
Language
English
Abstract
Born in Dresden in 1943, Kerstin Dorhofer received her architecture degree in 1969 from the Technical University of Berlin, where she earned her doctoral degree. In 1979 Dorhofer formed an organization for women's studies at the Free University of Berlin. Since 1986, Dorhofer has taught at the University of Arts in Berlin. This collection includes a portfolio book showing her work from 1966-1972, a publication by the International Women's University about gender and cities with chapters by Dorhofer and Beverly Willis, and a few biographical items.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Kerstin Dorhofer Architectural Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Kerstin Dorhofer Architectural Collection, Ms2002-007, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Kerstin Dorhofer Architectural Collection was donated to the Special Collections in February 2002 by its creator.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement and description of the Kerstin Dorhofer Architectural Collection was completed in 2002.


Biographical/Historical Information

Kerstin Dorhofer was born in Dresden in 1943. She received her architecture degree in 1969 from the Technical University of Berlin, where she stayed to practice until 1973. From 1973 to 1978 Dorhofer was an Assistant Professor at the University, where she received her doctoral degree with a dissertation about social housing in Germany. In 1979 Dorhofer formed an organization at the Free University of Berlin for women's studies. Since 1986 Dorhofer has taught at the University of Arts in Berlin, studying how gender and architecture are related and researching the work of women in architecture, especially in the building history of Berlin.

Scope and Content

The Kerstin Dorhofer Collection consists mainly of two bound volumes and some correspondence. A bound portfolio book, Projects in Architecture and Urban Designs, contains photocopies of Dorhofer's project drawings, pictures of completed buildings, and newspaper articles regarding her work dating from 1966 to 1984. The book includes her student work from 1966-1968 and her architectural designs from 1969-1972. The collection also contains a publication by the International Women's University entitled Reader: Project Area "City and Gender," with chapters written by Dorhofer and Beverly Willis. Biographical material, a photo and two letters written to Milka Bliznakov are also included.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged according to format.

Contents List

Box-folder 1-1
Photograph, biographical sketch, correspondence with Milka Bliznakov 2001
Box-folder 1-2
Bound portfolio, Projects in Architecture and Urban Design , 1966-1972 n.d.
Box-folder 1-3
Bound volume, Reader: Project Area "City and Gender "2000