Defined by Design: The Surprising Power of Hidden Gender, Age, and Body Bias in Everyday Products and Places

Monday, September 16, 2019 - 5:00pm

The School of Architecture presents Kathryn Annthony and her lecture "Defined by Design: The Surprising Power of Hidden Gender, Age, and Body Bias in Everyday Products and Places." The lecutre will take place at 5pm in the Kresge Theater.

DEFINED BY DESIGN: THE SURPRISING POWER OF HIDDEN GENDER, AGE, AND BODY BIAS IN EVERYDAY PRODUCTS AND PLACES is an eye-opening overview of how the design of everyday objects that we encounter each day impacts and shapes our lives in ways most of us would never imagine. In an increasingly diverse population where many body types, age groups, and cultures interact, it’s time our environments caught up.

KATHRYN H. ANTHONY is a Professor, researcher, advocate, and author focusing on social and behavioral factors in design, gender, and race. Dr. Anthony is ACSA Distinguished Professor at the School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the recipient of national awards from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA), and American Institute of Architects (AIA). Her books include Defined by Design: The Surprising Power of Hidden Gender, Age, and Body Bias in Everyday Products and Places; Shedding New Light on Art Museum Additions: Front Stage and Back Stage Experiences; Designing for Diversity: Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in the Architectural Profession; and Design Juries on Trial: The Renaissance of the Design Studio.