International Womens Day: Loeb Library Reception by Women in Design with Dean Mostafavi

Join Women in Design for remarks with Dean Mostafavi and other allies in the Loeb Design Library as we officially launch International Women’s Day. Refreshments from Sofra will be served.

The reception is part of a series of events that will take place on March 8, 2016. Women in Design, a Harvard Graduate School of Design student group, will celebrate its third-annual International Women’s Day. Dedicated to empowering women designers, we propose an open dialogue on what it means to be a creative woman developing, challenging, and innovating her craft in the 21st century. In exploring conventional and potential modes of practice, we aim to cultivate radical alternatives to the dominant roles and methods of our fields. As we reflect on strides the design fields have made toward achieving gender equity, we see International Women’s Day 2016 as a catalytic platform to investigate how radical practice can re-situate—and revolutionize—our work.

Women in Design continues to challenge how women, as well as other underrepresented groups in the design disciplines, can work for equity across representation, compensation, and valuation. To mark this year’s International Women’s Day, we have invited pioneering women practitioners across the design disciplines to engage and share their backgrounds, experiences, and philosophies of radical practice—the what, how, and why (or why not). In this spirit, we invite you to join us in questioning and speculating how, both individually and collectively, we can radically transform the design field.

Under the tittle “Radical Practice: Asserting Power and Agency” and in honor of International Women's Day, architect Julia King, artist Diana al-Hadid, Boston resilience officer Atyia Martin and public curator Susan Surface will convene to discuss in the evening (Piper Auditorium, 6:30) their experience cultivating radical alternatives to the dominant roles and methods in design.

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