Opening is cancelled, publication is available
Hans Gugelot. The architecture of design
On April 1, 2020 the architect and industrial designer Hans Gugelot [hans gyʒəlo] would have been 100 years old. On this occasion the HfG-Archive Ulm dedicated an exhibition and a comprehensive publication to him.
Due to the acute corona crisis the exhibition opening could not take place. A visit to the exhibition is also not possible until Sunday, April 19, 2020, since the HfG-archive, like all cultural institutions of the city of Ulm, is closed to the public.
The publication accompanying the exhibition is now available at the HfG archive and at the avedition in Stuttgart. You can order the book (only in german) for 28 € plus shipping costs via the shop of the Museum Ulm.
A preview of the book you will find here.
“Not my thing – gender in design”
A bench for breastfeeding in public places, a hijab for competitive sports, a bicycle saddle that relieves the prostate, a smoking puffing show-off and a smoking little lady, blue is the boy’s favourite and pink is the girl’s favourite?
What does gender have to do with design? asked an exhibition in 2019 in the HfG archive. What does it mean to design in a gender-specific, -sensitive or even -blind way? One thing is certain: Neutral things do not exist.
In a diverse and critical way, thinking about gender in design provides answers to the still open question “How do we want to live? This question was already highly topical at the Bauhaus and the former HfG Ulm. The good form and functionalism of post-war society were the answers of their time. But times change and with them role and job descriptions, target groups, design principles and solutions.
The publication accompanying the exhibition is available at the HfG archive and at avedition Stuttgart.
You can order the book for 29 € via the shop of the Museum Ulm.
A preview of the book can be found here.