No 31 - Toys are us, design for pleasure, 20th of April, 2016
20th of April, 2016
Witte Dame Zaal
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.
About the speakers
Melanie van Heijst
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