14 /15 October 2021 • Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences • Institute for Design Research • Call for Key Speaker • Design describes a discipline and competence that has an impact on all levels of our public and private life and in which, precisely for this reason, the debate about a fair distribution and an equitable design of resources and their access for social coexistence becomes central. With the New European Bauhaus Initiative as part of the Green Deal agreement, the European Union has officially made clear the relevance of design and art for the humane shaping of a new better future based on the triad – sustainability, inclusivity and aesthetics. With our conference we – the research cluster „Design &Gender“ at the Institute for Design Research, Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences–want to specifically stimulate an interdisciplinary and cross-university discourse on the topic of „Design and Gender Equality“ and thereby explicitly address Design & Diversity themes as well as Inclusivity as part of our engagement towards social sustainability. Download CfP Deutsch ▾ (PDF) Download CfP English ▾ (PDF) Call for Contribution & Participation
Uta Brandes und Michael Erlhoff. Alles haben sie gemeinsam unternommen, betrachtet, erforscht, erfunden, diskutiert und genossen. Nun ist Michael gegangen und das ist so unabänderlich und so traurig. Kein Wort wird dem Verlust gerecht. Wir Kölner iGDN-Freund*innen sind erschüttert und empfinden tiefes Mitgefühl für Uta. Neben seinem großen Lebenswerk hinterlässt sein wohlwollendes, kluges Wirken auch im iGDN Spuren, die wir gerne weiterverfolgen. Das iGDN war ihm eine Herzensangelegenheit – und er hat die Arbeit unseres Netzwerkes mit seinen brillanten Ideen, wichtigen Denkanstößen und internationalen Kontakten unterstützt, vorangetrieben und mit seiner Begeisterung beflügelt. Für ihn war alles möglich, Grenzen und Bürokratien waren vor allem dafür da, umspielt zu werden – um den eigenen Ideen den Weg zu bereiten. Als großer Menschenfreund war er sich der guten Sache sicher; sah, was fehlte in der Welt des Design und darüber hinaus; wusste, was es braucht, um Menschen für seine Vorstellungen zu begeistern. Vorzügliches Essen und Trinken und die großzügige, fröhliche Gastfreundschaft machten unsere zahlreichen Arbeitstreffen im Hause Brandes-Erlhoff zu einem Vergnügen. Hinreißend war Michaels Entzücken für die Aromen
Call for Entries As of now, the international Gender Design Network/iGDN will be accepting entries for the iphiGenia Gender Design Award 2021 / #iphi2021. Entries will be accepted from all areas of design: product design, typography, orientation systems, public design, lighting design, new digital and media developments, fashion design, exhibition design, service design etc. But also innovative design and advertising campaigns as well as research projects are eligible – the only essential prerequisite is that all entries must clearly be characterised by gendersensitive design. The award is as important for society as it is for the intelligent development of design itself. It saw its first, very successful edition in 2017. More Information and submission: iphi-award.org Categories The iphi Evolution is given to established or young companies, agencies or other initiatives that explicitly support the cause of gender-sensitive design and whose work unites an all-embracing, convincing approach to this issue with excellence in design and execution. The iphi Revolution recognises an individual product (including campaigns, research projects, communication design, digital designs, services etc.), showing a credible
Claudia Herling asks: “How can design education contribute to gender equality and diversity?” See her giving some answers in her videostatement.
Dr. Menna Agha shares her thoughts about the shift in importance of the »city« and the »home« due to COVID-19 in our videostatement series. She is asking: »How can we as Designers rethink the home?«
Ina von Rumohr introduces the idea and the personalities behind the scenes of the international iphiGenia Gender Design Award. Dipl. Des. Ina von Rumohr, German designer, entrepreneur and university teacher in Cologne, Germany. Co-founder of moculade Design Cologne, designstudio for print and digital media. Corporate Design, Communication Design and UX expert. Board member at iGDN. Jury member for the iphiGenia Gender Design Award. (for gender-sensitive design) and volunteer on the iphi-team. Always in charge of Gender matters in Design. The iphiGenia Gender Design Award 2020 #iphi2020 was postponed due to Covid-19. Instead, the international Gender Design Network / iGDN is offering space for video statements and interviews by former iphi winners and renowned design experts / members of the iphi Research Committee international.
Prof. Dr. em. Uta Brandes emphasizes the necessity of talking about Gender and Design especially in these times of crisis and change. As chair of iGDN she gives insights into the work of the international Gender Design Network. Prof. Dr. Uta Brandes is a German design expert, theoretician and author. She is co-founder of the international Gender Design Network/iGDN and the chair of iGDN Germany. From 1995 to 2015 she was Professor of Gender and Design and Design Research at the Koeln International School of Design. iphiGenia Gender Design Award. The iphiGenia Gender Design Award 2020 #iphi2020 was postponed due to Covid-19. Instead, the international Gender Design Network / iGDN is offering space for video statements and interviews by former iphi winners and renowned design experts / members of the iphi Research Committee international. Sponsored by