September 14th to 16th 2018
By developing a national event focused on the role and outlook of women in design practice Design Tasmania seeks to underscore the importance of nurturing future opportunities for women in design. This program identifies and gathers leading female practitioners and thinkers offering a unique opportunity for Design Tasmania to consider the role of the organisation as a champion of women in social and cultural practice.
At a time when gender equity is being discussed on the national political and social agenda the design sector can be proud of the strength and breadth of its creative sorority.The theme for the 2018 Women in Design Colloquium is Making a Design Culture, and will look at the different ways this can be explored: materiality, ethics, and identity. This theme will initiate talks and dialogues from people, asking the question: How do we create an inclusive and well-informed culture of design? Design Tasmania has invited professors, entrepreneurs, directors, academics, designers, founders, and CEO’s to talk at this event. Among this group of creative influencers are people who have built their practice around a culture that sustains a design practice, or who influence social fabric through a design culture.
Design Tasmania and UTAS are giving four students the chance to gain a scholarship for Women in Design 2018. To be in the running for one of the four scholarship, send us a written statement no longer than 150 words, explaining why you want to attend Women in Design and why you should be chosen. Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org before Monday August 20th for your chance. Scholars will be notified on Wednesday August 22nd.
For more details about the events and to buy tickets head to www.womenindesign.com.au