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 kick off with a series of three *!Labs!* in Basel. Two first workshops will be given by Anja Neidhardt and Maya Ober from depatriarchise design, and the series will be concluded by a workshop conducted by Corinne Gisel and Nina Paim from common-interest non-for-profit creative agency from Basel.
Visual identity of depatriarchise design *!Labs!*
Nina Paim and Corinne Gisel from common-interest, were commissioned to develop programme for one of the workshops and 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 wrote: “ 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.”
The first three *!Labs!* feature the following typefaces:
Vinila by Flora de Carvalho
Nikolai by Franziska Weitgruber
Chimera by Maria Doreuli