Location Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz
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Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin
Bühringstraße 20
13086 Berlin
2022-10-17 17:00:00

BELLE ROOM TALK #1 – On the (Im)possibilities of Critical Design Practices

Belle Room is a discussion space within which critical and intersectional perspectives on the design industry are presented and reflected upon. What do, for example, queer-feminist, decolonial and anti-classist practices look like, both within and against the design economy? The diverse formats aim to not only highlight the entanglements between design and systems of oppression, but seek to simultaneously uncover alternative practices that take into account and contest these power structures.

For the opening discussion – “On the (Im)possibilities of Critical Design Practices” – Imad Gebrayel, Golnar Kat Rahmani and Mio Kojima will give an insight into their personal (design) practices and shed light on how they implement their political beliefs into their work and the challenges this presents from an intersectional perspective. They will also share their tactics and approaches when dealing with these struggles. The evening will be hosted by Mia Hofner and accompanied by a performance of Türkish Delight.

BELLE ROOM – Talk 1: On the (Im)possibilities of Critical Design Practices
Speakers: Mio Kojima, Imad Gebrayel, Golnar Kat Rahmani
Host: Mia Hofner
Performance: Türkish Delight
Date: 17.10.2022, 17.00 (Doors)
Place: Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Gustav-Adolf-Straße 140, 13086 Berlin
The talk will held be in English.

Belle Room is kindly supported by the AStA of the Weißensee Academy of Art and the Mart Stam Gesellschaft.