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Position Yourself – Illustrate the "Otherwise"

  • SP!T – Raum für queerfeministische Anliegen und Praxen Erlenstrasse 44 4058 Basel (map)

How do you position yourself within the design field? This workshop aims at imagining diverse design practices through illustrating and writing activities. After reading Cheryl Buckley’s text “Made in Patriarchy” (1986) and “Design and Intersectionality” (2016) by Ece Canli and Luiza Prado, we will discuss the current state of the design discipline and our roles in it. The creation of drawings and texts will then help us to imagine different futures of how our design practices could be.

with depatriarchise design – Anja Neidhardt and Maya Ober
9 Feb 2019, 10—17h, SP!T – Raum für queerfeministische Anliegen und Praxen
Participation is free of charge.Please sign up 1 Feb 2019 via E-mail: depatriarchisedesign@gmail.com

Wie positionierst du dich innerhalb des Designfelds? In diesem Workshop geht es darum, gemeinsam Visionen für verschiedene Designpraktiken zu entwerfen. Nach dem Lesen des Texts „Made in Patriarchy“ (1986) von Cheryl Buckley und „Design and Intersectionality“ (2016) von Ece Canli und Luiza Prado werden wir den gegenwärtigen Stand der Designdisziplin und unsere Rollen in ihr diskutieren. Durch Zeichnen und Schreiben werden wir uns verschiedene Zukünfte vorstellen, wie unsere Designpraktiken sein könnten.

mit depatriarchise design – Anja Neidhardt and/und Maya Ober
9 Feb 2019, 10—17h, frauen_bibliothek
Kostenfreie Teilnahme.


depatriarchise design *!Labs!* is a series of workshops dealing with politics of design and artefacts, trying to bridge between theory and practice, developing hands-on approaches to discussing the societal issues within design practice, through an intersectional feminist lens.

Each *!Lab!* is an educational experiment trying to expand and to question the established ways of teaching, learning, producing and displaying design. The *!Labs!* are rooted and inspired by feminist pedagogy produced in the course of decades, and couldn’t come to live without them. They are also spaces for dialogue, personal expressiveness, caring and unlearning – they are never meant to be finished, rather form part of a larger process of depatriarchising design. Using the existing online platform of depatriarchise design, we will share questions, assignments, reflections to engage into an exchange with the wider community to participate in the co-creation of knowledge and design productions.

Our *!Labs!* are spaces where you can explore design from feminist perspectives, exchange ideas, find allies, and create hands-on tools for your daily design practice.

We kick off with a series of three *!Labs!* in Basel.


The Visual Identity of depatriarchise design *!Labs!*

Nina Paim and Corinne Gisel from common-interest, a non-profit cultural organisation based in Basel, were not only asked to develop a programme for one of the *!Labs!*, but also commissioned to design the overall visual identity of depatriarchise design *!Labs!*.

common-interest says: “We propose to use the visual identity of ‘depatriarchise design *!Labs!*’ as a platform to support and promote young female type designers. Simply put, for each workshop, we will select and purchase a typeface by a different female designer. By creating a singular identity for each workshop, the visual identity of ‘depatriarchise design *!Labs!*’ will grow into a diverse set of positions. At the same time, the identity will function as a type-specimen that promotes emerging names and thereby becomes a feminist tool for graphic design in and of itself.”

The first three *!Labs!* feature the following type faces:

- Vinila by Flora de Carvalho

- Nikolai by Franziska Weitgruber

- Chimera by Maria Doreuli