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Wiki Women Design evening debate: women in the contemporary design practice

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MAD Brussels

10 Nieuwe Graanmarkt

1000 Brussel

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This evening debate within the framework of Wiki Women Design aims to reflect upon the role of women in the contemporary design practice.

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With Wiki Women Design, the Flanders Architecture Institute strives to bring women who have left their mark on Belgium's design heritage out of the shadows of history. Many women contributed to the designed environment, from (interior) architecture and graphic design to fashion and product design. Nevertheless, many remained under the radar of heritage institutions, researchers and collectors.gg

With Wikipedia as a universal platform, writing sessions as a means, and five renowned female designers (Oana Bogdan, Stefanie Everaert and Caroline Lateur from Doorzon, Linde Freya Tangelder and Sara De Bondt) as ambassadors, Wiki Women Design has made up for this backlog in the Belgian context for the past year.

As a final keystone to this year-long project, an international conference will take place at the Museum of Art & History on September 23, 2021. This congress aims to bring together researchers in architecture and design, professionals in heritage institutions, international experts in the field and contemporary designers. This conference will reflect upon the results of the project in terms of its contributions to Belgian design history and the awareness it has brought to the general public of women in design. Next to this, speakers will reflect upon women designers’ place in design history, design heritage institutions and design professions internationally.

The evening debate will take place on the same day at MAD Brussels, and will build forth upon this last element. Belgian women designers and researchers are invited to engage in a debate on the role of women in the contemporary design practice. They will touch on why the representation of women in the field is so important, as the presence of women in design history and in the contemporary design practice is absolutely essential for future generations. In a debate with each other and the audience, the designers will embark on a discussion on role models and key figures, entrepreneurship, creativity, finding one’s place as a woman in the field the challenges that this might bring, and feminism in design and architecture.

The location of the debate, MAD Brussels, fits perfectly in the context of the project. During the Wiki Women Design project, we discovered that the building of the MAD, Home of Creators, was originally an office and showroom for Usines Peters-Lacroix (UPL), designed by female modernist architect Eliane Havenith, in collaboration with M. Anneet. It will be the perfect location to house the conversation on women in contemporary design professions on September 23, 2021.

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MAD Brussels

10 Nieuwe Graanmarkt

1000 Brussel

Belgium

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