More than 150 guests came to the Cologne Museum of Applied Arts (MAKK) on 14th November to attend the #iphi2019 awards ceremony. City officials, renowned designers and academics, as well as students from several Cologne-based universities were thrilled about the diversity, depth and quality of the award-winning works.
#iphi2019 Winners: International and Diverse
This year’s iphi winners come from Amsterdam, Beirut and San Francisco – three iphi2019 winners, three continents, but one overarching theme: their work represents smart design, free from (or against) stereotypes and it’s for this that they are being recognized. With the 2019 iphiGenia Gender Design Awards, the iGDN as the organizer of the prize has shown the significance of integrating gender issues in design.
The winners’ work and the
effect this kind of work has on consumers, clients and students has shown us
that gender issues have to be classified at the same level as human rights and
that, with design, we can do a lot to move things forward.
The international Gender Design Network/iGDN will receive active support for the iphi Award (iphiGenia Gender Design Award): the Research-Committee iphiGenia (RCi) consists of 27 renowned international experts who will be looking for gender-sensitive design throughout the world and will be submitting their findings to the jury. Find out more about the members of the Research Committee here You would like to submitt an entry for #iphi2019? Please visit the iphi Website
#ipi2018 A night of inspiration – photos by florian yeh fotografie
gender-blog: von Gendersensibilität, Seesternen und kritischen Designer*innen Autorin: Johanna Forth | gender-blog | 27. November 2018 Am 8. November zeichneten wir das Unternehmen AESOP, das Magazin awomensthing und die drei jungen Initiatorinnen von notamuse mit dem iphiGenia Gender Design Award 2018 aus. Wir freuen uns über diesen schönen Bericht zum #iphi2018 auf dem gender-blog. Der blog interdisziplinäre geschlechterforschung ist der Wissenschaftsblog des Netzwerks Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung NRW. Unter den Rubriken Forschung, Debatte, Interview und Gesehen Gehört Gelesen können Autor*innen Beiträge aus dem Spektrum der Geschlechterforschung bei der Redaktion einreichen. Mitglieder des Netzwerks Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung NRW und interessierte Geschlechterforscher*innen stellen hier Forschungsergebnisse vor und beteiligen sich mit ihren Beiträgen an aktuellen Fragen und Debatten. gender-blog.de Foto: Florian Yeh
Robert Frankens keynote puts its fingers on the pulse of the times. Roberts speech impressed and inspired our guests and us. Therefore we are very happy to publish the entire keynote here for everyone to share and read. Thank you, Robert Franken! Please support our young talents: notamuse – The Book Keynote Robert Franken – all rights reserved Manuscript iphiGENIA Award Ceremony 2018 Ladies and gentlemen, good evening, it is truly an honor for me to be standing here and to be talking to you in the MAKK on a night that is celebrating excellence in design. I am already looking forward to learning more about the iphiGENIA laureates later this evening. This is gonna be fantastic. Standing here is a pretty exciting experience, too, since I do not have anything of relevance to say about design. The reason for that is easy: I am not a designer, not even close. What I am, is an activist. More or less. And, admittedly, I am an activist of privilege. My privilege is a privilege that I share with quite …
iphiGenia 2018 Gender Design Award on November 8th at 7 PM at the MAKK (Museum of Applied Art) Cologne, admission is free, doors open at 6 PM. We are extremely pleased to present the iphiGenia Gender Design Award for gender-sensitive design for the second time. The winners are: Aesop (category Evolution): The globally operating company for body-care products impresses with the gender-sensitive designs of their products, corporate communication and outstanding architecture. A Women’s Thing (category Revolution): Located in New York and published and designed by renowned international journalists and designers, the magazine surprises with unconventional gender topics and a highly innovative visual language. notamuse (new: category Volition for young design talents): This Masters’ thesis of three design students is an impressive publication about women in graphic design as self-confident protagonists. Furthermore: Guest speaker: Robert Franken, consultant (Male Feminists Europe, #HeForShe Germany, amongst others). He supports companies in digital change, focusing on diversity and gender equality. Hosting: Petra Hesse, MAKK Intro and Chair: Prof. Uta Brandes Board Members: Prof. Uta Brandes, Claudia Herling, Uta Flick Laudationen: Prof. Uta Brandes, …
Naama Agassi, an object designer based in Tel Aviv designed and produced the three trophies for iphiGenia Gender Design Award 2018. We are curious about the young talent and her conceptional and beautiful works. Here are our questions: Please give us a brief insight into your vita so far. Naama Agassi: My studio is currently based in Tel Aviv. I received my master’s degree from Design Academy Eindhoven and presented my work in museums and exhibitions around the world (e.g., Milan Design Week, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Estonian Museum for Applied Art and Design in Tallinn, Design Museum Holon and more). I do mostly object and product design, but I tend to approach the object as a means to communicate a wide range of research subjects and conceptual frameworks. How do you feel about designing the trophies for iphiGenia Gender Design Award 2018? Naama Agassi: I was very excited to be chosen to design iGDN’s iphiGenia Gender Design Award. In my work, I seek to highlight the relationship between design and cultural perceptions …
Aesop – the Australian company creates skin, hair and body care products. They are an exceptional example of a company bringing together gender, culture and social commitment in an outstanding overall design approach that is both respectful and sensitive. We are keen on learning more about our iphiGenia-winners work and their idea about gender design. Here are our questions: The design and the architecture of each shop is different, albeit clearly recognizable. What’s the story behind this concept? Our stores and counters are the embodiment of our philosophy and our approach to retail service. While two Aesop spaces are never the same, when a customer enters any door around the world, they encounter the familiar: the products on our shelves, the knowledge, gracious hospitality and service extended by our consultants, and an aesthetic anchored not only to our sensibility but also to local culture, traditions and materials. Architecturally, our design method is to work with what is already there, weaving ourselves into the core and fabric of the street rather than imposing ourselves upon a …