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„No Body – Some Body – Any Body“ 22-23 Oktober 2015 in Hannover

SAVE THE DATE: (German only) In Kooperation mit der Fakultät Medien, Information und Design der Hochschule Hannover laden wir zur Konferenz „No Body – Some Body – Any Body“. Diskutiert werden Gender und Design im Kontext Körper -Artefakt, Subjekt – Objekt im Bezug zur der jeweiligen Geschlechtlichkeit und Vergeschlechtlichung. In Impulsvorträgen und Workshops sowie Interviews mit Akteurinnen aus der Praxis werden Themen wie fluide Genderidentitäten, Formen der Mode, Second Skin, Frauen-Bilder, Selbst- und Fremdwahrnehmung, erwachsene Infantilisierung und kindliche Sexualisierung vorgestellt und diskutiert. Weitere Infos und Anmeldung unter office@genderdesign.org

Rethink! @ designtransfer Berlin

Last Friday, our Rethink!-Exhibition opened in Berlin at designtransfer at the UDK. To begin with the ‚Gender-Talk‘, PHD candidates Fred Meyer-Menzel and Michelle Christensen discussed gender issues and perspectives in design with Dr. Barbara Sandow and Prof. Dr. Uta Brandes. The exhibition grew with four exhibits by UDK students, and was opened with a short introduction by Prof. Dr. Uta Brandes and the performance of ‚amorphé‘. The exhibition will be open 28. April – 15. May, Di – Fr, 10 – 18o’clock. Ilka Schauberg, head of designtransfer, and her team were so fun and easy to work with, thank you very much for the wonderful time in Berlin!

Blue + Pink >>> Rethink. iGDN Exhibition @ designxport Hamburg in March

    Blue + Pink >>> Rethink !   Eine Ausstellung in designxport. Hamburg/Hafencity, Hongkongstr. 8 Eröffnung 27. März 2015 16:00 Einführung und „Gender-Talk“ 19:00 Ausstellungseröffnung Dauer der Ausstellung bis 18.04.2015 designxport organisiert in Kooperation mit dem international Gender Design Network (iGDN) eine ebenso spannende wie eigenwillige Ausstellung. International renommierte sowie junge Nachwuchs-Designerinnen und -Designer erläutern ihre Sicht auf die Welt der Produkte, Bilder und Zeichen – und zwar so: Sie wählten Dinge des ganz gewöhnlichen Alltags unter dem Blickwinkel aus, ob diese geschlechter-sensibel oder -unsensibel gestaltet sind. Beteiligt an dieser ungewöhnlichen Schau haben sich u.a. Alessandro Mendini (Mailand), Matali Crasset (Paris), Joséphine Choquet (London), Anthony Dunne (London), Douglas Young – G.O.D. (Hong Kong), Mateo Kris – Vitra Design Museum (Weil am Rhein), Doreen Toutikian (Beirut), Alexa Lixfeld (Hamburg) … Und wer da skeptisch ist, ob und was denn Dinge überhaupt mit Geschlecht zu tun haben, sollte sich selbst überzeugen.   Vor der Ausstellungseröffnung gibt die Kuratorin der Ausstellung, Prof. Dr. Uta Brandes, eine kurz-vergnügliche Einführung, und anschließend diskutieren im „Gender-Talk“ Designfachleute beiderlei Geschlechts über das Thema. Press Release_savethedate    

Recap of the Cologne Conference

On 21 November 2014, the iGDN hosted the first German conference at the Köln International School of Design in Cologne. We were very happy to have a diverse, interested and engaged audience, as well as the speakers PhD candidate Michelle Christensen and Prof. Dr. Sigrid Metz-Göckel. Participants from the most various backgrounds such as engineering, sociology, literature, education, gender studies and from many design fields including communication design, fashion design and product design.  After a welcome and introduction by iGDN’s chair Prof. Dr. Uta Brandes, Tanja Godlewsky and Marijke Doemges presented a short summary of the iGDN conference in Hong Kong, including an impression of and comments on the recent political protest movement in the city, known as the “Umbrella Revolution”. The panel discussion with Prof. Dr. Sigrid Metz-Göckel, Prof. Dr. Uta Brandes and Michelle Christensen inspired a highly interesting and complex discussion involving the whole audience. The discussion was indeed so lively that we spontaneously decided to postpone the afternoon workshops in order to make more time available for the exchange of perspectives and …

Infantilisation and Sexualisation – About to become the same?

The use and abuse of the power of design has been the topic of my bachelor’s research proposal „Sexy Baby – Sexualisation of Girls in Return to Infantilisation of Women” and only scratched at the surface on how the Western/German society with its predominately male perspective of itself dominate this world. here, design is not only an indicator how this is done but also maintains and reproduces this hierarchy. The findings of the research proposal first were conflicting. The exploration revealed how children in the western world are exposed to sexualisation; and even worse, are getting sexualised themselves. Design Design, in all is blurred4 glory, is depending on the interaction with the subject. We could focus now on the general discourse of the subject and the object, which would lead directly to the issues of production -yes, french sociologist Jean Baudrillard claimed that subjects don’t exist, they are produced and this leads directly to famous feminist Simone de Beauvoir and her famos phrase “One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.” Baudrillard and later …