Professor (tenure) of Gender & Design and Design Research at the Köln International School of Design (KISD), Cologne. (As far as we know, Uta’s chair was the first in the world to be explicitly and officially dedicated to Gender & Design.)
Earlier job roles included: Research Assistant at the University of Hanover; Deputy Director of a Hanover-based institute for women’s studies; head of a ministerial department for Gender & Equality in Wiesbaden; development of the Swiss Design Center in Langenthal and Director of the ‚Forum‘ of the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bonn.
Uta Brandes is a frequent lecturer at universities in Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Korea, Australia and the USA.
She has (co)authored and edited numerous publications, the most recent one (together with Michael Erlhoff) being My Desk Is My Castle – Exploring Personalization Cultures.
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