Neu: GENDER (&) Design

April 20, 2020

GENDER (&) DESIGN has been published as the second title in the book series Design Meanings (Mimesis Edizioni).

In its entire range of media and product worlds, Design is decisively involved in the cultural production and distribution of related images and interpretations of gender. This anthology examines why this is the case and what happens when it is changed, from different perspectives and knowledge disciplines relevant to design. The contributions collected in this book enter into an interdisciplinary dialogue on the design of gender and provide theoretical and methodological approaches to understanding the social, cultural and political functions of design.

The edited volume contains contributions by Uta Brandes, Wolfgang Ullrich, Sabine Foraita, Daniel Hornuff, Katharina Krämer, Birgit Weller,  Marion Godau, Tom Bieling, Antonia Wagner, Sarah Reininghaus, Julia Willms, Bianca Prietl, Tanja Paulitz, Nicola Marsden, Dorothea Erharter, Claude Draude, Till Beutling, Daniela Döring, Sabine Hahn and Fred Meier-Menzel.

 

Available since 26. March 2020
Tom Bieling (Ed.): GENDER (&) DESIGN –
Positionen Zur Vergeschlechtlichung in Gestaltungskulturen
Design Meanings #2
Mimesis International
343 Pages, German
ISBN 978-8869772429

 

Happy to announce DESIGN (&) ACTIVISM to be published as the first title in the book series Design Meanings (Mimesis Edizioni).

This is a book about how the worlds of design and activism (could) inspire each other. The book focuses on theories and practices related to the role of Design in terms of addressing, provoking and creating political discourse. Starting from traditional forms of protest, visual languages of resistance, to new forms of digital participation, this will help us to better understand the rituals, structures and meanings of design activism in history and the present, clarifying that design is intrinsically social and supremely political. And it shall help us to derive arguments and examples for the transformative potential of future design (and) activism.

The volume contains contributions by Alastair Fuad-Luke, Guy Julier, Ann Thorpe, Chantal Mouffe, Gui Bonsiepe, Thomas Markussen, Gavin Grindon, Michael Erlhoff, Anna Feigenbaum, Cathy Gale, Barbara Hoidn, Stephen Duncombe, Steve Lambert, Harald Gruendl, Fernando Luiz Lara, Tom Bieling, Pierre Smolarski, Marcel René Marburger, Maziar Rezai or Mikala Hyldig Dal.

Available since 30. October 2019
Tom Bieling (Ed.): DESIGN (&) ACTIVISM –
Perspectives on Design as Activism and Activism as Design
Mimesis International; ISBN 978-8869772412
254 Pages, English
ISBN: 9788869772412

Further Info via the International Research Network on Design (and) Activism at www.design-activism.org