Designing a Female Future


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While the world has been flipped on its head, four women have been thinking about re-building an improved, post-pandemic future; one in which gender no longer negatively affects women’s experience of the built environment, where sustainable design thinking is built into all designers’ practices, and where we value designers as artists.

In this all-female panel is designer, consultant and advocate for embedding sustainability in design thinking, Sarah K; co-head of XYX Lab at Monash, Nicole Kalms; award-winning Melbourne based designer, Kristen Wang; and design media writer and storyteller, Sandra TanThey bring their broad range of experience to the table, discussing real change for a cleaner, safer and more inclusive world.

Our speakers will explore the potential in the discarded, amplifying others’ voices, investigating gendered design, and moving towards a new future where design heals, holds and assists all bodies.

The event is part of Fringe Furniture’s Gender Equality in Design initiative, supported by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation and presented in partnership with Melbourne Fringe Festival.