Femininity and Design at Work: Online Workshop Series Programme

We cordially invite you to the series of online workshops, 'Femininity and Design at Work,' organised by Julia Secklehner (Masaryk University) and Leah Armstrong (University of Applied Arts Vienna).

March 2024

For some time, femininity has operated as a highly contested – and controversial – term in feminist historiography and gender studies. Frequently discussed in relation to ideas of superficiality, glamour, fashion and style, it has also been associated with oppressive ideals in beauty, lifestyle and identity. From a design history perspective, gendered ideals of femininized consumption and masculine production are well established, but recent histories have indicated the value of moving beyond these binaries and boundaries.

This workshop series seeks to build a research discussion around the concept of femininity at work in design, through an historical and critical lens, and beyond gender binaries. The discussion aims to interrogate the value and meaning of femininity in relation to the history of design work and working identities in design. The workshop will take the form of a series of paper presentations, followed by discussion during Women’s History Month in March 2024.

Organisers/Chairs: Leah Armstrong (University of Applied Arts Vienna) & Julia Secklehner (Masaryk University, Brno)

Free registration here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/femininity-and-design-at-work-online-workshop-series-tickets-808959338157?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=ebdsshcopyurl

Participants will receive the link for the online platform a few days before the start of the event.

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