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Lucinda Havenhand lecture

April 14, 2016
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg


A view from the margin? Reconsidering issues of gender in Interior Design

6PM | Cultural Events

April 14, 2016 | Centre Space

Faculty of Architecture

University of Manitoba

In 2004 Lucinda Kaukas Havenhand published an article in Design Issues entitled: “A View from the Margin: Interior Design,” which mapped the argument for the linkage between gender, status, and the field of interior design. This lecture takes the opportunity to revisit that position. Is interior design identified today as a female profession? What questions concerning issues of gender and the identity politics of interior design have been asked and answered over the past ten years? How is interior design has an academic discipline and professional field considered issues of gender? How is the field currently situated? What are future directions?

Dr. Havenhand is the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Visual and Performing Art at Syracuse University and former Chair of the Department of Design. She is an interior designer, design historian, and theorist whose work focuses on issues of gender and identity as well as design’s role as an empathetic and transformative agent in today’s society.

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