On July 23, 1977, a small circle of friends of the Weissenhof Estate convened to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Werkbund exhibition in Stuttgart. They decided to campaign for the restoration of the buildings that had become quite run-down.
On November 17, 1979, the nonprofit organization Friends of the Weissenhof Estate was officially registered. The first board included Bodo Rasch, Mia Seeger, and Frei Otto.
The Friends are active to this day in issues of renovation and share their knowledge of the history of the Weissenhofsiedlung and its significance. Since 2006 the organization has run the Weissenhof Museum in the Le Corbusier House, presenting exhibitions and organizing a rich cultural program in the Weissenhof Werkstatt in the Mies van der Rohe House.
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