Category Archives: gender

Gender in Aktion: Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven und technologische Interaktionen

“Technik ist aus unserem Leben nicht mehr wegzudenken. Sie durchdringt heute alle Lebensbereiche. Sie tritt uns als intelligente Akteurin zunehmend ebenbürtig gegenüber, denkt mit, unterstützt, bevormundet oder entmündigt. Dabei fließen in Gestaltungsentscheidungen immer auch – bewusst oder unbewusst – geschlechtliche … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Norm: Debating Standarization in bodily Appearance

Beauty and the Norm: Debating Standarization in bodily Appearance The past decades have seen a global boom in the body aesthetics services with profound effects on people’s bodies worldwide. The global beauty and fashion industries disseminate mass-mediated images of men … Continue reading

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No Body – Some Body – Any Body: Gestaltete Gender-Identitäten (Konferenz)

Auf der Konferenz vom 22. – 23. Oktober, die in Kooperation zwischen dem international Gender Design Network / iGDN und der Fakultät Medien, Information und Design der Hochschule Hannover veranstaltet wird, diskutieren Designpraktizierende und Designforschende über Gender und Design im Kontext Körper und Objekt mit Bezug zu … Continue reading

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RETHINK! Gender, Design and Media

Tomorrow (Friday, April 24) designtransfer presents the exhibition BLUE + PINK >>> RETHINK! of the international Gender Design Network (iGDN), as well as projects from the seminar “Gender Troublers” by students of the Berlin University of the Arts: Friday, 24 … Continue reading

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Design as Radical Labour (Interview with Tom Bieling)

NewPractice (Issue One) on ‘Design as Radical Labour’ includes an interview with Tom Bieling about social, cultural and political dimensions of Design. Find the entire interview here!  

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Exhibition in Edinburgh/UK

On friday, 21st of June, an interesting exhibition starts in Edinburgh/UK. It also includes 3 works, developed in the DESIGN IN(G) SOCIETY Project,that was supervised by Tom Bieling in Cairo and Berlin last semester. 21.06.2013 | Opening 6.30 pm | Short Art … Continue reading

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No innocent Artefacts

Corinna Barth*, against the background of Technoscience and Gender Studies, here talking about technological Embodiment, Hybrid Artefacts, Dynamic Embodiment and artificial inscriptions of gender aspects. According to Lucy Suchman, there ist no „Design from nowhere“ and therefore no “innocent artefacts”. … Continue reading

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