*!Labs!*


depatriarchise design *!Labs!* is a series of workshops dealing with politics of design and artefacts, trying to bridge between theory and practice, developing hands-on approaches to discussing the societal issues within design practice, through an intersectional feminist lens.

Each *!Lab!* is an educational experiment trying to expand and to question the established ways of teaching, learning, producing and displaying design. The *!Labs!* are rooted and inspired by feminist pedagogy produced in the course of decades, and couldn’t come to live without them. They are also spaces for dialogue, personal expressiveness, caring and unlearning – they are never meant to be finished, rather form part of a larger process of depatriarchising design. Using the existing online platform of depatriarchise design, we will share questions, assignments, reflections to engage into an exchange with the wider community to participate in the co-creation of knowledge and design productions. Our *!Labs!* are spaces where you can explore design from feminist perspectives, exchange ideas, find allies, and create hands-on tools for your daily design practice.”

We strike back! – Feminist resistance on the Internet
with Iyo Bisseck and depatriarchise design

10–17h

Participation is free of charge. Please sign up until 17 February 2021 via depatriarchisedesign@gmail.com

The Garage
Klingelbergstrasse 11
4056 Basel

Technology can be an incredible tool for exploration, but as a product of our society, it is not immune to the mechanisms of domination. It is by thinking about the relationship between technology and society, we can show that technology is an instrument for reproducing social inequalities. But how can we make it a tool for building another future? This *!Lab!* invites us to reflect on how to manage our relationship with the Internet and technology, by discussing examples of discrimination but also by seeking how these can be appropriated and re-shaped for our activist causes.

Design of the visual identity: Corin Gisel and Nina Paim (common-interest)
Typeface: Jaakko by Émilie Rigaud

depatriarchise design *!Labs!* is generously supported by the Culture Department of Basel-City

Learning New P.O.V.s – Imagining design theory classes otherwise
with Mathilde Avogardo and Elise Connor

10–17h

Participation is free of charge. Please sign up until 3 March 2021 via depatriarchisedesign@gmail.com

The Garage
Klingelbergstrasse 11
4056 Basel

Who are our role models in design? What is it we learn about in design history classes? Does it reflect our contemporary and diverse society? In the spirit of Womxn’s Day, we will use this workshop to imagine new design theory classes. Together we will discuss how knowledge can be build and shared in order to transform the way we view and practice design.

Design of the visual identity: Corin Gisel and Nina Paim (common-interest)
Typeface: Suburban Collier by Paula Minelgaite

depatriarchise design *!Labs!* is generously supported by the Culture Department of Basel-City

Listen to me all around you. Exploring collective memory
with Francisca Khamis Giacoman and Tina Reden

10–17h

Participation is free of charge. Please sign up until 7 April 2021 via depatriarchisedesign@gmail.com

The Garage
Klingelbergstrasse 11
4056 Basel

“Anything that i have to say, that’s because a whole bunch of people, a whole bunch of history, a whole bunch of things sent me to say it.” — Fred Moten

Through individual and collective listening exercises and the reading of various texts, we explore the notion of memory and collective memory. Listening, as a strategy to breaking open the modern control over a singular narrative and chronology, can highlight relationships that allow an understanding, a crossing and intermingling across differences.

Design of the visual identity: Corin Gisel and Nina Paim (common-interest)
Typeface: Reihe by Marie-Mam Sai Bellier

depatriarchise design *!Labs!* is generously supported by the Culture Department of Basel-City

Past *!Labs!*

Queer Nature – The coming-out of the plant kingdom
with Céline Baumann

10–17h

Participation is free of charge. Please sign up until 23 September 2020 via depatriarchisedesign@gmail.com

The Garage
Klingelbergstrasse 11
4056 Basel

Queer Nature explores the little-known, often-overlooked and rare intimate behaviour of the botanical world, investigating the relationships between ecological thought and queer theory. Through walks, readings, discussions and collective action, we will explore the power of trees, shrubs, flowers, and herbs as a source of inspiration, providing alternatives to the way we design and act, whether on the scale of the national territory, a public space or a private garden.

Design of the visual identity: Corin Gisel and Nina Paim (common-interest)
Typeface: Montiac Regular by Fabiola Mejía

depatriarchise design *!Labs!* is generously supported by the Culture Department of Basel-City

Critical Urban Walk – Towards a more egalitarian Basel
with Ornella Galvani

10–17h

Participation is free of charge. Please sign up until 21 October 2020 via depatriarchisedesign@gmail.com

The Garage
Klingelbergstrasse 11
4056 Basel

Public spaces – that surround us – often disadvantage populations that do not fit the able-bodied, young, wealthy white male standard. During this workshop, we will go for an exploratory walk around Basel, using a set of tools to observe, collect data, analyse and critically reflect upon public spaces. Afterwards, we will engage in a collective map-production imagining new spatial futures for a more egalitarian Basel.

Design of the visual identity: Corin Gisel and Nina Paim (common-interest)
Typeface: Gabriella Heavy by Fernanda Cozzi

depatriarchise design *!Labs!* is generously supported by the Culture Department of Basel-City

Kitchens of Care – Nurturing resistance around the table
with Mayar El-Bakry

10–17h

Participation is free of charge. Please sign up until 13 November 2020 via depatriarchisedesign@gmail.com

The Garage
Klingelbergstrasse 11
4056 Basel

Kitchens are sites of care as they traditionally allow us to cook and nurture ourselves and others. Using the moment of coming together and cooking as a starting point to co-learn and co-create, we collectively imagine what a Kitchen of Care can be. How can it work? What principles should it embody? And what impact could this kitchen have? This *!Lab!* draws on the notion of taking care of each other through gifting a meal. While we are cooking and eating, we will discuss the meanings behind the Kitchens of Care in the context of design.

Design of the visual identity: Corin Gisel and Nina Paim (common-interest)
Typeface: Elixir by Naima Ben Ayed and Redouan Chetuan

depatriarchise design *!Labs!* is generously supported by the Culture Department of Basel-City

Visual identity of depatriarchise design *!Labs!*
Corin Gisel and Nina Paim from common-interest were commissioned to design the visual identity of the *!Labs!*. The visual identity that they proposed for depatriarchise design *!Labs!* aims at supporting and promoting of young female type designers. As they say: “Simply put, for each workshop, we will select and purchase a typeface by a different female designer. By creating a singular identity for each workshop, the visual identity of depatriarchise design *!Labs!* will grow into a diverse set of positions. At the same time, the identity will function as a type-specimen that promotes emerging names and thereby becomes a feminist tool for graphic design in and of itself.”