Join us for the launch of Dr. Sarah Baker's new book: Designing Gender: A Feminist Toolkit

Sarah is Head of Research and Associate Professor of the Postgraduate Design Programme at Media Design School. Hear a few words from her about the book with Louise Kellerman (from Design Assembly) and enjoy some music, drinks and nibbles afterwards!

Kids are welcome to attend.

Thursday, 2nd May  l 5pm - 6:30pm

This book offers an ideal first step for designers looking to disrupt contemporary design practice by challenging gender inequality. Drawing on feminist and queer theory, it outlines key concepts and applies them to a broad spectrum of design activity. By developing feminist design approaches and methods, it provides a practical resource for designers wanting to make a change.

Designing Gender covers essential topics including definitions of sex, gender and sexuality, histories of women in design, parity in professional design practice, diversity of users, non-binary design approaches, and sustainable and equitable futures.

Filled with examples from around the world, the book recognises the culturally specific nature of gendered experience. Interviews with designers working in a diverse range of fields including user experience design, visual communication, interaction design and critical design, highlight the challenges and opportunities involved in designing a more equitable society. Each chapter showcases key methods and tools and culminates in hands-on activities.

“Integrates theory and case studies backed by useful exercises that will improve the (design) world in tangible ways for all” Michelle Marzullo, California Institute of Integral Studies, USA.

“A tremendously enjoyable read that has stimulated a lot of thought and reflection” Nathan Martin, Arizona State University, USA.



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Book Launch Designing Gender: A Feminist Toolkit May 2nd 2024