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
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