Women Designers. Do women design differently? Who are they?
Who are some well known women designers? Vivianne Westwood, Zaha Hadid or Ray Eames – famous female designers who have set standards in fashion, furniture or everyday objects and whose unmistakable designs have shaped the appearance of an entire generation. They’re the early foremothers of Women-Powering by Design. Women and design were an exception just a few decades ago. Today it is taken for granted that women set trends and determine the spirit of the times just like their male colleagues. Meanwhile, female students outnumber their male colleagues at Germany’s design colleges and academies.
What distinguishes women’s design?
Not many workshops are dedicated to looking at design for and by women. Do women design differently? But what distinguishes women’s design from that of their male colleagues? And is there such a thing as a female aesthetic? That’s what Penelope Richardson aims to find out in this workshop for women designer’s. Together with the participants, the trainer – who is also an artist and graphic designer, uses practical exercises to clarify how and, above all, how women-specific design tasks are solved by those participants. This Creativity Lab with Penelope Richardson participants explore what makes female design special.
“We want to see to what extent women approach design issues from a different angle, what ideas they develop in the process and what results they arrive at,” says Richardson, summarizing her expectations of the workshop.
During the workshop, in the style of a “Creativity Lab“, the instructor uses form, colour and dialogue to make visible the creative potential of each participant and thereby tap into new resources. As this is exactly what is neglected in everyday life – this creative potential lies fallow or is simply not called upon. In the future many ecologically compatible products will be coming onto the market, therefore design will become an increasingly important economic factor. This Creativity Lab, allows participants to make a critical contribution to the debate on sustainability.
These Creativity Lab programmes are aimed at industry professionals who are interested in design and open to new ideas.
Women Design Differently!
Women make up half the population. They are also make up a huge proportion of students going through art and design school. Women make an impact through design. This Creativity Lab focuses on finding out what makes women’s design different and articulate how this knowledge can be brought into your product design. Book this workshop for your team.
Make it Last! Sustainable Design
“Design and Sustainability” are the special focus of this Creativity Lab. Small teams will create designs in which ideas and materials are combined to form germ cells for long-lasting development. Book this workshop.
About Fun Life Art
Fun Life Art offers workshops for companies and groups in guided Creativity Labs and art workshops for team-building, change of perspective and team celebrations as well as Prosecco life-drawing events. What is otherwise usually only taught in art colleges and drawing schools, is packaged by the company in events and labs. Each course is individual, full of laughter and exciting dialogues. In a creative atmosphere, participants can create their creations with real artist tools. The Australian artist Penelope Richardson, founder and owner of Fun Life Art, was awarded the Guide-Gründerpreis 2018 for her business idea in Munich.
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Link to the Guide Founders Award 2018