How does design influence how we see women in ideology, politics and society?

Hosted by Emerge MX; Kassim Vera
Special guests: Alice Rawsthorn, Selly Raby Kane and Jimena Acosta

Join this session to gain new perspectives around a contemporary issue in México: how design shapes ideology, politics and society. Creating food for thought, industrial designer Kassim Vera from Emerge Mexico, will host a discussion with design critic Alice Rawsthorn and independent curator Jimena Acosta. Using a town hall format, the session will dive deep into design topics such as objects, architecture, spaces and situations, and how this affects the oppression or empowerment of women.

Become part of the lively discussion, revolving around pre-selected visual aids such as images, videos and objects. These will be picked by women from different industries and will be related to patterns of patriarchy and limitations or symbols of empowerment.

Take away
Discover new perspectives through the knowledge of two experts who have studied, written and applied their expertise on how design shapes social constructs. Learn how design normalizes societal thinking and clearly understand how design shapes our culture, habits and society.


You can register for all breakout sessions during the event in Frontón México from 08:00 – 09:30, from 11:30 – 12:00 and from 13:30 – 14:00. Please note, spaces for this specific breakout session are limited. If you would like to join, make sure you register on time. First come, first serve.