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Guest Lecture, Weds 24th Feb: Gender and Design

17 February 2016

2 mins

10 places are available for Loughborough University London students to attend a guest lecture by Anne-Marie on Wednesday 24th February.

About Anne-Marie

Anne-Marie has a keen interest in the area of inclusive design and her current research examines methods for participatory design with children. In addition to her role as PhD Researcher on the Leverhulme Trust funded Together through Play project at the University of Leeds, Anne-Marie currently coordinates the Young Creatives programme at Leeds College of Art.

Anne-Marie is a design educator and fully qualified Teacher of Secondary Graphics and Product Design. In 2009, she graduated with a PGCE in Secondary Design and Technology from the University of Cambridge, and an MA in Design Studies: Applied Imagination from Central St Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London.

As a creative practitioner, Anne-Marie has over 10 years’ design industry experience in the fields of Graphic Design, Illustration, and New Product Development. Her portfolio includes work for a diversity of clients ranging from the National Army Museum, London, to the Arctic Monkeys. Anne-Marie continues to undertake commissioned work on a freelance basis.

Talk Description (Gender and Design)

The aim of this session is for students to examine the meaning-making associated with gendered design and to think critically about the implications for the future. Gendered designs are designs that are specific to, or biased towards, the male or female sex.

In advance of the workshop, students will each be asked to write a short piece (approx 500-1000 words) on the topic of Gender and Design, which discusses the design of products aimed at men, women, or the home in recent history and the implications for the future.

Students may choose to discuss one or more of the following aspects:

  • Contemporary examples of gendered design
  • Historical examples of gendered design
  • The influence of advances in materials, technology, resources, energy, or style on gendered products
  • The implications of the design and consumption of gendered products for the future

During the workshop, teams of 3 or 4 students will be asked to work together to design a newspaper article (centre-spread) on the topic of ‘Gender and Design’ for The Guardian Newspaper, based on the findings of their research.


Date: Wednesday 24 February

Time: 9am–12noon

Venue: Loughborough University London, LL05

*To register your interest, please email Erik Bohemia [E.Bohemia@lboro.ac.uk].

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