Gender Safety

Gender Safety

  • 15 September 2021, 10am – 1pm
  • Online

Free, register here
Image: Hypersext Exhibition, Tin Sheds Gallery 2021

Join us for a free public lecture and workshop on gender safety. By delving into the data made available through participants will determine how best to visualise the data to become more visible and effective to a broader public.

  • 10–11am: Lecture: Micah Scott, Minus18
    For over 12 years Micah Scott has led the charge for LGBTQIA+ youth empowerment as founding Chief Executive Officer at the Minus18 Foundation- delivering social inclusion and education to hundreds of thousands of young people all over the country. A leading LGBTQIA+ inclusion and creative specialist, Micah has been involved in most major LGBTQIA+ youth initiatives in recent years, including the creation of LGBTQIA+ youth projects around the country, and the national LGBTQIA+ Education Curriculum for secondary schools. A MADA graduate, Micah was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award for 2018 by the Vice-Chancellor of Monash University.
  • 11am – 1pm: Workshop: “HyperSext City” hosted by Monash Associate Professor Gene Bawden
    Gene Bawden is a communication designer and Head of Monash University’s Design Department. His research and design practice embraces the confluence of the material, the visual and the spatial, and the narratives of belonging articulated in each.

This event is a part of Diversity and Inclusion Week and is a collaboration between Design Fringe and Monash Design.

Monash Art, Design and Architecture has partnered with the Design Fringe to explore big questions. As part of the program a small group of emerging student designers will interrogate design problems that matter and that explore a range of issues related to diversity and inclusion. Students will work collaboratively, in small groups and intensively over the course of a 1-week immersive program to response to social problems that concern and are submitted by the public. These problems will relate to Design Fringe’s key focus areas: disability access, sustainability, gender equity, and First Nations. Work will be exhibited in a digital exhibition at the end of the program.

As part of the Melbourne Fringe, the Design Fringe celebrates innovation across design of all kinds. This Diversity and Inclusion project is seen to be a centrepiece of the new Design Fringe program, creating space for cross-disciplinary collaboration and conceptual development, and for addressing key areas in which design can address societal change.

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