The visual identity of the symposium, developed by Andrea Anner.
On the occasion of the exhibition “Against Invisibility â€“ Women Designers at the Deutsche WerkstÃ¤tten Hellerau 1898 to 1938”, currently on view at the Kunstgewerbemuseum Dresden, Matylda Krzykowski and I were invited to organize a symposium focusing on female practitioners in design. We organized it under theÂ moniker ofÂ Foreign Legion, and called it A Woman’s Work, aÂ symposium on the roles, influence and visibility of female practitioners today.
Taking the exhibition as a starting point, A Womanâ€™s Work examines the contemporary, in order to shed light on the invisibility of the female practitioner as it continues to exist today.
Structured in three parts â€“ ‘Advocates of History’, ‘Enablers of Visibility’ and ‘Dismantlers of Existing Conditions’ â€“ the symposium brings together a wide range of practitioners, scholars, writers, critics and curators based in different parts of Europe, aiming to offer transversal, multigenerational and diverse perspectives on the present and the future of female practice.
Throughout the course of one day â€“ 18 January 2019 â€“, conversations will take place in a variety of formats, creating platforms for exchange and connection. A Womanâ€™s Work aims to bring women in and around design, art and architecture to the fore, advocating for their visibility to become a permanent condition. We hope to see you in Dresden, and that you will join us in conversation!