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Wednesday 20th of May, 2015
Design Academy Eindhoven, White Lady Room
13:00 - 15:00

In collaboration with VPRO and MU

Our relationship with technology is constantly changing; especially when it comes to the improvement of our human body. Is technology our salvation or destruction? Cyborgs, egg banks, anti-aging, how far would you go?

For this debate we invited Heather Cassils; an artist who uses the physical body as sculptural mass with which to rupture societal norms. Implementing a rigorous physical training practice and queering knowledge of kinesiology and sports science, Cassils formally manipulates the body into a shape that defies gendered expectations.

We will discuss the implications of her work with Marli Huijer philosopher (recently appointed as Thinker of the Netherlands) & gender expert and Anne Maher, alumni DAE questioning design practices through queer and feminist frameworks.

This debate is part of the Perfect Man: a new television series of the VPRO.


SPEAKERS:

Heather Cassils
An artist who uses the physical body as sculptural mass with which to rupture societal norms. Implementing a rigorous physical training practice and queering knowledge of kinesiology and sports science, Cassils formally manipulates the body into a shape that defies gendered expectations.

Marli Huijer
Philosopher (recently appointed as Thinker of the Netherlands) & gender expert and Anne Maher, alumni DAE questioning design practices through queer and feminist frameworks.

Anne Maher
Alumni DAE questioning design practices through queer and feminist frameworks.

Please mail Danielle Artes for RSVP

Published: 19-May-2015 11:58
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