Women Design

7 and 8 December 2018

Women are underrepresented in design debates, talks and conferences. The Design Museum are addressing and confronting this in their two day symposium Women Design.

December 2018 marks 100 years since the first general election in which a percentage of women voted for the first time in the UK. In commemoration of the suffragettes’ ultimate victory, and as a stark reminder of the need to improve gender equality in the industry, Libby Sellers and the Design Museum host a two-day series of talks on women in design.

We might think that women’s voices are echoing around the world right now. Though, despite the fact that women make up nearly three-quarters of the design student population at colleges and universities, this figure drops dramatically to less than one quarter when it comes to the senior figures in the design industry.

Through exploring historical injustices, and analysing contemporary design culture, Women Design hopes to create a difference in the representation of women in design. This two-day series of talks and debates features lectures, conversations and round table discussions by leading practitioners, curators, educators and critics. Topics will include the gendering of history, the role of education and mentoring, diversity and inclusion in design and the prospect of a genderless future.

7 December, 10:30am to 6:00pm, and 8 December, 11:00am to 5:30pm, at the Design Museum

See the full programme and list of speakers and book your tickets here 

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