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TEFAF Talk: Toward a Feminist Interior


Search the internet for “Feminism and Interior Design” and you’ll find results advocating the reclaiming of the color pink or images of interiors showcasing empowering catchphrases on the wall. Beyond these mere aesthetic or surface considerations, we ask in conversation: What is a feminist interior? In what way has feminism informed the practice of interior design? This panel discusses the relationship of feminism to interior design through the lens of history, theory, and practice, and explores the ways that design is being used to create powerful and inspiring environments for women by women.

Lora Appleton, Founder / Creative Director, kinder MODERN, Founder / Female Design Council, Virginia Black, Co-founder, Feminist Architecture Collaborative, Shashi Caan, Founding Partner, THE COLLECTIVE & Globally We Design (GloW-DESIGN) & Carly Cannell, President and Founder of Weetu 

Cotter Christian, Director, BFA Interior Design, Assistant Professor, Interior Design, Parsons School of Design, The New School