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Mayar El Bakry

Mayar El Bakry is a Swiss Egyptian designer and researcher. She holds a BA in Visual Communication from the FHNW Academy of Art and Design in Basel. Since September 2019, she has been pursuing an MA in Design Research at the University of the Arts in Bern. Mayar likes to work in the peripheries of design, merging diverse practices in her work. Currently, she’s focusing on food and cooking as a means to create spaces of discourses, exchange and dialogue in and out of academia. Within her research, she emphasises cross-cultural exchange, social relevance and collaboration. Next to her studies and research, she coordinates the Swiss Design Network and co-curates “Educating Otherwise” a continued education programme at the FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Basel.

Maya Ober

(she/her) Maya Ober is a designer, researcher, educator, writer, and activist based in Basel, Switzerland. She holds a B.Des. in industrial design from Holon Institute of Technology and is currently finishing her MA in Design Research at the Berne University of the Arts. Maya is the founding editor of depatriarchise design. She works as a research associate at the Institute of Industrial Design and as a lecturer at the Institute of Aesthetic Practice and Theory at the Academy of Arts and Design in Basel. There, together with Laura Pregger she has developed an educational programme “Imagining Otherwise” looking at how intersectionality can inform design practice. Maya is also a co-head of “Educating Otherwise” – a continuing education programme for design educators at the FHNW Academy of Art and Design in Basel.

Anja Neidhardt

(she/her) Anja Neidhardt is a PhD student at Umeå Institute of Design and Umeå Centre for Gender Studies. The aim of her research is to identify and analyse alternative, intersectional feminist practices that could be implemented by design archives and museums in order to contribute to the development of more just design disciplines. Before starting her PhD she worked as a self-employed design journalist and educator. In 2016 she graduated with a Master degree in Design Curating and Writing from Design Academy Eindhoven. From 2012 until 2014 she was a member of form Design Magazine’s editorial team. Anja has contributed to depatriachise design since June 2017, and became co-editor in February 2018. One of her latest pieces is “The Politics of Display. Review of Vitra Design Museum’s Papanek Exhibition”.



Optionale Links zur Vorbereitung auf unsere Tagung


Mayar El Bakry

Critical Cooking Show

Maya Ober

Gendered Design

Mara Recklies

Kriterien für gutes Design

Melanie Levick-Parkin

Towards a feminist design ontology

Lisa Baumgarten

Teaching Design

Katharina Heinze

Kleidung und Raum

Katharina Mludek

How to survive at home

Anja Neidhardt

Pizas of Inequality

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