CLASS AND MIGRATION – BARRIERS IN THE DESIGN FIELD
Wienwoche, kültüř gemma!, VIENNA DESIGN WEEK
The area of culture and the creative industries is far from free of discrimination. Marginalized groups face barriers to entry and a lack of visibility – which are driven by prejudice based on either real or ascribed characteristics – on a daily basis, even in the design scene and at design festivals. In this way, a scene that often comes across as an exclusive society can easily stand in the way of a career, particularly of someone with a migration background. In this panel discussion, the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK is joined by its cooperation partners Wienwoche and kültüř gemma! to address the influence of such grounds for discrimination as class and migration on the design scene. What hurdles still exist? Which preconceptions do we still have regarding (social) background? How do we address these? And how can we dismantle barriers for the long term?
With: Jelena Micić (Wienwoche), Marissa Lôbo (kültüř gemma!), Gabriel Roland (VIENNA DESIGN WEEK), Jeffrey Heiligers (1m2) and Natalia Gurova (kültüř gemma! Fellow at the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK).
Moderation: Sebastian Müllner (ÖH Uni Vienna)