Maya Ober

(she/her) Maya Ober is a designer, researcher, educator, writer, and activist based in Basel, Switzerland. She holds a B.Des. in industrial design from Holon Institute of Technology and MA in Design Research from Berne University of the Arts. Maya is the founder of depatriarchise design. She works as a research associate at the Institute of Industrial Design and as a lecturer at the Institute of Aesthetic Practice and Theory at the Academy of Arts and Design in Basel. There, together with Laura Pregger she has developed an educational programme “Imagining Otherwise” looking at how intersectionality can inform design practice. Maya is also a co-head of “Educating Otherwise” – a continuing education programme for design educators at the FHNW Academy of Art and Design in Basel.

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