No 31 - Toys are us, design for pleasure, 20th of April, 2016

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20th of April, 2016
Witte Dame Zaal
16:00

Understanding sexuality and its impact on practices, partners, tools and pleasure presents a number of challenges as well as opportunities for designing services and interventions, however our sexual health is very rarely addressed by design. What can designers do to improve pleasures, a healthy relationship and sexual health?

The debate is winged with a small exhibition with toys of pleasure designed by students of Man & Leisure

 

 

Addressing a topic like sexual health requires appreciation of sexuality, roles and power in designing and providing the right tools and services. During this debate we will explore how we can design tools, gadgets, garments and interventions that have an impact on all these levels.

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Ian Pearson

Ian Pearson

Marije Janssen

Marije Janssen

Melanie van Heijst

Melanie van Heijst

Madeleine Vreekamp

Madeleine Vreekamp

Futoroligst Ian Pearson, runs the company Furuizon that  undertakes a full range of futures related projects, including providing futures material for PR, giving talks, workshops, writing white papers, media and strategy development.

Marije Jansse beliefs we should be far more open to sexuality. As a program developer, she designs festivals, events and journalistc programmes around sexuality a.with the  Hands on Festival and Get a Room.

Doctor and  sexulogist Malanie van Heijst of the ASK clicnic in Eindhoven advices around sexual halth, anticonception, sexual troubles and everything that relates to this. ,

Medewerkster Mail&Female, Amsterdam

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.

Concept and design by
TheNewStudio