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[UPDATE] GENDERED PERSPECTIVES IN DESIGN / Turkish and Global Context
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5T - 2013 - An International Conference - GENDERED PERSPECTIVES IN DESIGN / Turkish and Global Context
The Turkish Design History Society (4T= Türkiye Tasarım Tarihi Topluluğu) has scrutinized various themes concerning Turkish design since its first conference in 2006. In recent congresses, researchers were encouraged to make presentations in English although themes were still to focus mostly on Turkish issues. This year, taking a step further, the Turkish Design History Society (4T) is exploring national issues (both in Turkish and English) within a global context. The purpose is to investigate issues relating to local and regional design history in a broad perspective, to evaluate these issues in terms of and in relation to contemporary theoretical frameworks with the collaboration of international researchers, who wish to participate in discussions concerning the conference theme in general as well as the specific situation in Turkey.
Despite being a constituent element of any social practice, gender often remains an excluded issue from design discourses and practices, yet it plays a significant, and at times transformative role at almost all levels of design, ranging from the identity of the designer and the designed object to the systems of representation and users’ perceptions.
Seeing gender as a constituent element of design disciplines raises questions regarding the construction of the very boundaries of those disciplines. Contemporary gender debates, which can no longer be reduced to the woman/man binary, problematize the articulation of the concepts of femininity and masculinity with specific subjects, objects and power relations. Questions regarding the place of design in this web of complicated relationships involve such issues as the modes of articulation of different design areas with various aspects of gender constructs, and
The aim of the eighth meeting of Turkish Design History Society is to discuss design theories and practices from gendered perspectives and to share comparative work involving different cultures, not necessarily limited to Turkey. Contributors are invited to address the following issues.
Subjects of design
Objects of design
Praxis of design
Issues of representation
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