Pat Kirkham, Professor of Design History, is one of the world’s leading experts on gender, class and design. Her book The Gendered Object is a classic of the genre, and another, Charles and Ray Eames: Designers of the Twentieth Century, laid the ground for the documentary Eames: The Architect and the Painter, recently shown on Swedish television.
Pat Kirkham will present four women who collaborated in various ways with their husbands: Denise Scott Brown, Lella Vignelli, Elaine Bass and Ray Eames, and give a historical perspective on collaborative design and partnerships between men, women, and men and women. She will discuss how gender-specific factors affect everything from design education, supporting networks, cultural traditions, and the perception of female designers. Pat Kirkham is currently at the Bard Graduate Center in New York.
Tickets: 150 skr here.