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International Gender Design Network: Gender Design and Art Conference

The New School

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 9:30 AM - Friday, March 29, 2013 at 9:00 PM (EDT)

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iGDN inauguration and conference Parsons, New York

March 28th and 29th, 2013

The Conference: Gender Design & Art

Location: Parsons The New School for Design, Theresa Lang Community and Student  Center, 55 W. 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

*There are 200 tickets available to register before the event, but some additional tickets will be held for day of attendees. 

Day 1: Gender Design: The Construction of Femininity and Masculinity

            (Host: Uta Brandes) 

      •      9.30 am Soft Opening (registration, light refreshments)

  • 10.30 am Joel Towers, Provost The New School: Welcome Address
  • 10.40 am Simone Douglas, Director MfA Fine Arts: Explanation of the Course of Events
  • 10.50 am Uta Brandes, Professor Köln International School of Design, Germany:


      •     11 am Session 1: WHY: Basic arguments for GenderDesign (what is Gender Design,

                            and why do we need such a network) – Verena Augustin/Jennifer

                            Schubert/Katharina Seeger (Berlin), Laurene Boym (New York),  Maja

                            Gunn (Borås, Sweden), Carolin Höfler (Berlin and Braunschweig)

•     12 am Session 2: INTERCULTURAL APPROACHES: Reports on the status of

                                   GenderDesign in different cultures  – Lena Berglin/Kajssa Eriksson

                                   (Gothenburg), Lucia Cuba (Peru), Joung Youn Lee (Seoul), Luisa Mok

                                   Sze Man (Singapore)     

 •     1 pm–2 pm Lunch Break

      •      2 pm Session 3: ACADEMIA & RESEARCH: Gender and Design: The current state in

                                        the academic discourse, Reports on Research Studies: Sabine Foraita

                                       (Hildesheim, Germany), Elke Gaugele (Vienna), Doreen Toutikian

                                       (Beirut), Hanna Wirman (Hong Kong)

      •      3 pm Session 4 PUBLIC MATTERS: Howto communicate GenderDesign to the

                     public: Paola Antonelli (New York), Tulga Beyerle (Vienna), Milena

                     Mussi (Bologna)

      •      4 pm Session 5 PROFESSIONALS: The professional reality of GenderDesign: Lorraine

                                       Justice (Rochester, NY), Isabell Schruf (Cologne)

  • 5 pm-5.30 pm: Coffee Break
  •  5.30 pm: Wrap-up, perspectives and introduction of the evening speaker (Brandes &


  •  6 pm-7 pm: Evening Speech: (TBD)
  •  approx. 7 pm: Dinner


Day 2: Art & Politics (Host: Simone Douglas)

      • 10 am-10.15 am: Introduction Simone Douglas

      • 10.15 am-1 pm: Panel Discussion

Artists, writers and theorists will address some of the major theoretical and political debates that have marked crucial issues, from second wave feminism to postcolonial influences and queer theory. They will discuss major works of art in painting, installation, sculpture and video and performance art, as well as international artists and collaborators associated with these debates.  

On the panel:

  • Adam Abel·  
  • Malin Arnell
  • Leila Buck
  • Lauren Denitzio, Isaac Pool, Jessica Posner (Universal Brotherhood)
  • Lauren O'Neill-Butler
  • Jeanine Oleson
  • Ernesto Pujol

      •   1. 30 pm: Lunch

      •   2.30 pm: Official Foundation of the iGDN

  • approx. 5 pm: Pink Champagne Reception


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When & Where

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, The New School
55 W 13th St
New York, NY 10011

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 9:30 AM - Friday, March 29, 2013 at 9:00 PM (EDT)

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The New School

The New School, a leading progressive university in New York City, was founded in 1919 as a center of intellectual and artistic freedom. Today The New School is still in the vanguard of innovation and experimentation in higher education, with more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students in design and the social sciences, the humanities, management, and the performing arts and thousands of adult learners in continuing education courses. Committed to public engagement, The New School welcomes thousands of New Yorkers yearly to its celebrated public programs and maintains a global presence through its online learning programs, research institutes, and international partnerships. 

The New School's seven divisions include Parsons The New School for Design, The New School for Social Research, Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts, The New School for Public Engagement,  Mannes College The New School for Music, The New School for Drama, and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.

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