No 27 - Superhumans: Morphing Bodily Perceptions, 20th of May, 2015

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20th of May, 2015
Design Academy, White Lady Room
13:00 - 15:00

In collaboration with VPRO and MU


Our relationship with technology is constantly changing; especially when it comes to the improvement of our human body. Is technology our salvation or destruction? Cyborgs, egg banks, anti-aging, how far would you go?

For this debate we invited Heather Cassils; an artist who uses the physical body as sculptural mass with which to rupture societal norms. Implementing a rigorous physical training practice and queering knowledge of kinesiology and sports science, Cassils formally manipulates the body into a shape that defies gendered expectations.

We will discuss the implications of her work with Marli Huijer philosopher (recently appointed as Thinker of the Netherlands) & gender expert and Anne Maher, alumni DAE questioning design practices through queer and feminist frameworks.

This debate is part of the Perfect Man: a new television series of the VPRO where philosophers (Pieter Paul Verbeek), designers, ethical/ socio-techn. Experts (David) ,innovators explore the perfect man.

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Heather Cassils

Heather Cassils

Marli Huijer

Marli Huijer

Anne Maher

Anne Maher

An artist who uses the physical body as sculptural mass with which to rupture societal norms. Implementing a rigorous physical training practice and queering knowledge of kinesiology and sports science, Cassils formally manipulates the body into a shape that defies gendered expectations.

Philosopher (recently appointed as Thinker of the Netherlands) & gender expert and Anne Maher, alumni DAE questioning design practices through queer and feminist frameworks.

Alumni DAE questioning design practices through queer and feminist frameworks.

Design Debates

Eindhoven strives to be the Design Capital of Europe. These ambitions make sense, with a flourishing design network, impressive design and art galleries, a smart and creative region and of course the world famous Dutch Design Week.
A Design Capital needs a platform to discuss, feed the design climate, to cross boundaries with other disciplines and of course connect all players (and players-to-be) within the field. Therefore Eindhoven-based cultural and educational institutions Design Academy Eindhoven, MU, The New Institute, Capital D founded the Design Debates platform. The platform is supported by critical friends: Baltan Laboratories, Alice, Capital D. Every month Design Debates Eindhoven will host an afternoon debate at the Designhuis in Eindhoven.

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TheNewStudio