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Pink handsaw decorated with pink roses and daisies, leaning against pink wall, on cover of 'Not My Thing - Gender in Design', by Avedition Gmbh.

Not My Thing - Gender in Design

Edited by HFG-Archiv/museum Ulm
Edited by Katharina Kurz
Edited by Pia Jerger


  • Highly topical subject from a young design perspective
  • Is there a design 'for all'?
Full Description

A bench for breastfeeding in a public space, a hijab for competitive sports, a bicycle saddle that is easy on the prostate. Boys prefer blue and girls love pink? What does gender have to do with design? And what is design ‘for all’?

In the search for answers to these questions, this publication takes a look at various aspects of our everyday life: public space, playing and education, medicine and health, cosmetics and household. The juxtaposition of contemporary and historical design stances, of critical, playful, innovative and provocative solutions of applied design research and results from extensive cooperations afford insights into a multilayered topic.

Text in English and German.

Published to accompany an exhibition in Berlin in May 2020.

19th Aug 2020
Paperback / softback
USA & Canada
6.69 in x 9.45 in
200 Pages
170 color
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