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Pat Kirkham

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 BrownLella VignelliElaine Bass and Ray Eamesand 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.

The Gendered Object, 1996. Women Designers in the USA, 1900–2000: Diversity and Difference, 2000, by Pat Kirkham.

Pat Kirkham, The Gendered Object, 1996. Women Designers in the USA, 1900–2000:
Diversity and Difference, 2000.

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