Higher seminars: Omforma

Time: 2017-11-28, 13:00 — 14:30
Location: Gallery (T154), ground floor and close to the entrance of Textile Fashion Center, Skaraborgsvägen 3, Borås.
Event Type: Lecture

The Higher Seminars aim to introduce contemporary research and professional work within the field of design, art, media, music and more. The Higher Seminars primarily target The Swedish School of Textiles' PhD, master and bachelor students of fashion and textile design. However, they are also open and available to all, meaning that anyone can come and listen. If you are not a student or teacher at The Swedish School of Textiles and interested in joining in a seminar, please contact seminar coordinator Saina Koohnavard in advance.

28 November - Omforma

What does the design industry mean to all of those who work in it? That is the main questions a group of designers decided to investigate to be able to answer. They found an industry, divided by gender, that discriminates against age and ethnicity and is characterised by a power elite with similar background, values and aesthetic consensus.

The work of Omforma (English translation: Reform), targets designers, politicians, companies, organisations and institutions that work within the design field. The association is also addressed to others who want to know how structures of power can affect a small industry or business. Omforma aims to investigate and develop the conditions in the design area. The project has conducted a study of the working situation for designers based on diversity and equality and initiated initiatives to address inequality.

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