The split view on this exhibition poster shows the importance attached to the interiors of affordable modern housing. The devastation and extreme deprivation in Vienna that followed World War I radicalized many architects and designers, inspiring them to engage with class politics and, on a more practical level, to confront the citys chronic housing shortage. One of the initiatives was the Gesellschafts– und Wirtschaftsmuseum (Museum of society and business), established in 1924 to foster awareness of the relationship between design, the urban environment, and social well–being using informational graphics like this poster.
Gallery label from How Should We Live? Propositions for the Modern Interior, October 1, 2016 – April 23, 2017.