Women in Design

IWW 2019

 

INTERNATIONAL WOMXN’S WEEK 2019

 

Womxn in Design’s third annual International Womxn’s Week convenes a weeklong series of events that gathers members of the Harvard GSD community and beyond to celebrate and cultivate new ways of thinking about gender and power. In March 2019, International Womxn’s Week will focus on labor. We seek to push the notion of labor beyond the discourse of “equality in the workplace” and to examine and elevate marginal or under-recognized forms of work, particularly as they are entangled within gender, race, and power. We ask: How do we value work? Whose work is recognized and whose is rendered invisible? The design disciplines have historically fallen short on answering these questions and promoting ethical labor practices more broadly. In the wake of the “SAM list” and the #metoo movement, and in response to a resurgence of labor organizing led primarily by traditionally “feminine” sectors, it is due time to reframe what labor means within a design context. Weaving together wisdom and experiences from labor organizers, current practitioners, academic leaders, and students, this year’s International Womxn’s Week at the GSD reflects on the legacies of labor movements, the issues around labor in design, and the ways in which we can push for an expanded and more equitable field.

AGA KHAN LECTURE

with Rania Ghosn
Monday March 4, 12:00PM, Stubbins


OPENING RECEPTION: WORK AT THE GSD

Monday March 4, 4:00PM, Frances Loeb Library


SALARY NEGOTIATION AND INTERVIEW SKILLS

with GSD Career Services
Tuesday March 5, 1:00PM, Gund 505


SCREENING: THE TRUE COST

co-hosted with Southeast Asia GSD
Tuesday March 5, 6:00PM, Stubbins


A WALKSHOP:
IN/VISIBLE LABORS AND QUEERING SPACES

co-hosted with Queers in Design, with Aylin Yildirim Tschoepe
Wednesday March 6, 10:00AM, Gund Hall Lobby
Maximum 20 participants


A BOOKBINDING WORKSHOP:
PHYSICAL MAKING AS EMOTIONAL RELEASE

with Alexandra Williams
Wednesday March 6, 6:30PM, Stubbins
Maximum 10 participants


KEYNOTE ADDRESS

co-hosted with AASU, with Demita Frazier
Thursday March 7, 6:30PM, Piper


BREAKFAST

with Demita Frazier
Friday March 8, 8:00AM, Gund 505


BEER & DOGS: BREAD & ROSES

Friday March 8, 6:00PM, Chauhaus / Stubbins


EXHIBITION OPENING: “DINNER”

Friday March 8, 8:00PM, 40 Kirkland Gallery