KISDtalk: "Oriental and Occidental Positions: Exploring Gendered Spaces in Design"

KISDtalk , 18. Juli 2017

In this public lecture, guest speaker Dr. Fred Meier-Menzel will elaborate on different perceptions of gendered spaces with regard to Western and Oriental perspectives.

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KISDtalk: "Oriental and Occidental Positions: Exploring Gendered Spaces in Design"



  • 18. Juli 2017
  • 17.30 Uhr bis 19.00 Uhr


KISD – Köln International School of Design, Ubierring 40, 50678 Köln


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"KISDtalks: Theories and Practice of Design"


Dr. Fred Meier-Menzel, Communication Designer & Design Researcher, Berlin


KISD – Köln International School of Design

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Which spaces are used by women and by men? How is public and how is private space defined in different cultures? How private are bodies and what happens when we interpret them as sacred spaces? How visible are the different sexes in the city?
Dr. Fred Meier-Menzel has lived for 6.5 years in Cairo, Egypt, and will present and discuss examples of what she experienced with images of women in the city of Cairo. She will report on historical and feminine attempts to conquest the public space by the Egyptian artist and activist scene (2011–2014). Since April 2017, Fred Meier-Menzel works with students of the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft in Berlin and Egyptian exchange students to discover new communicative spaces beyond gender segregation in a multicultural society. The practical results of this course will also be displayed and discussed in the talk.
The talk will be held in English language.

The KISDtalks are a public lecture series on relevant perspectives of design. They give space for an open-minded and profound analysis of current and future issues of design, culture, society, technology, and different scientific disciplines.
Topics are interdisciplinary, integrative, and provide internationality by domestic and international speakers.
The KISDtalks always take place on Tuesday at 5:30 pm in the conference room 11. The 60-90 minutes- long presentations with »Q&A« are a public event and free of charge.