Fabrica’s October is all about fun, fearless female.
Women Fight Design, a project curated by Gala Fernandez, former Fabricante and multidisciplinary designer, is a series of lectures given by extraordinary women working in different fields of the international design scene, hosted at Fabrica.
October will be devoted to these educational and inspirational speeches. Fabrica will entertain lectures by London-based gallery owner Marion Friedmann, acclaimed UK designer Bethan Laura Wood, IKEA project manager for design schools and collections Sigga Heimis and independent curator Maria Cristina Didero. These great women will express their personal point of view about design in the so called “Design after Design” era.
As curator of this series of events, Fabrica relies on a very special friend, Gala Fernandez. After a master in industrial design at IED Madrid and one in object design in IED Milan, Gala joined Fabrica in 2000 where she ran the design department until 2004 with friend and colleague Jaime Hayon. From 2006 to 2010 she was in charge of the Master European Design Labs in Madrid. In 2008 she managed El Ultimo Grito studio and eventually she developed the educational program of Domaine de Boisbuchet in France. In 2016 Fernandez also worked with Culdesac, the Valencia-based design and communications studios in the Culdesac Editions project. She is CEO and founder at Piopio Design Labs and Piopio Editions, in partnership with Berta Roda.
The series of events curated by Gala Fernandez will start on October 6 with Sigga Heimis, to continue on October 12 with Marion Friedmann, on October 20 with Bethan LauraWood; Maria Cristina Didero will close this first block on November 17. All lectures will be open to the public.
Women Fight Design is part of the long running lectures and workshops program Fabrica regularly organizes since 1994. Events open to external participants where art, culture and research come together to develop new ideas. Recent guests include Geoff Travis, founder of the independent British label Rough Trade; David Haslam, international writer and DJ; Romeo Castellucci, Italian director and scenographer; Simon Baker, senior curator of the Tate Modern in London; Fabrizio L’Abbate and Marco Trovatello of the European Space Agency (ESA); Massimo Banzi, co-founder of the Arduino project; Bertjan Pot, Dutch designer; artist Sergio Pappalettera and bassist Saturnino, who collaborate with Lorenzo Jovanotti; John Holmstrom, illustrator, writer and founder of Punk Magazine; and Luca Barcellona, calligrapher.