Historiography of design from a gender perspective
Bermúdez, Diego (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali)
Reyes, Angelica (Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano)
Fredie Floré (KU Leuven, Belgium - in person)
Design discourses are part of social dynamics, they become spaces for the exchange of the social, the political; in this sense, the construction of design and design itself is not limited to the formal, as it is inscribed in specific social contexts and is a mirror reflecting an era, subjects, ways of being, bodies, etc.
This roundtable seeks to highlight this transcendence and the need for studies linking design and women and, particularly, from aesthetics, as gender studies are a force in the construction of the historiography of design in general. "Design historians must investigate how definitions of women's roles and needs have shaped the world of design in the past and present." (Campi 2013, 69).
Therefore, we seek the recognition of the role women have historically played in society as well as an analysis of the way in which their body and their subjectivities have been constructed, among others, by the mass media, through discourses from design in the different areas.
In this way, we can reflect on the historical meaning of design from a gender perspective, to contribute to the discussion from different theoretical and methodological perspectives that incorporate this look at the processes of production, training, inclusion, appropriation, circulation and consumption of design in all its specialties.
- Recognize, identify and analyze different approaches to design from a gender perspective.