25.11.2021 - 26.11.2021 Events, Visual arts


The seminar is part of "Looking Through Objects", a curatorial project that celebrates women’s contribution to change through design in Poland, the Baltic region and beyond.

Design is an inseparable part of our lives. Whether its furniture, everyday utilitarian objects, fashion, book covers or signage in public places – we are surrounded by the fruits of labor of numerous designers. We see their designs, but we often know nothing about their creators – the designers themselves. To remedy this situation, SWPS University, in collaboration with the National Museum in Gdańsk and Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design in Tallinn, would like to invite everyone to an online seminar showcasing the work of female designers and highlighting the changes that have been occurring in the world of design over the past 10 years.

Participation is free of charge. Registration required.


The seminar is part of a two-year project “Looking Through Objects”. The goal of the “Design Stories” is to showcase a perspective of female Polish designers who mostly work abroad, and designers and researchers from Estonia and Great Britain. The seminar will focus on the transformation that has occurred over the last 10 years in the world of design, and on personal experiences and ideas of the designers, which will be presented in the form of interviews.

The seminar will be recorded and made available post the live transmission on the online channels of SWPS University, the National Museum in Gdańsk, and the Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design in Tallinn.

The main goal of the “Looking Through Objects” project is to showcase Polish female designers and to present their best designs to the world-wide audience. Through various objects, experiences, and design approaches, the curators want to depict the socio-economic transformation that has occurred on the design market over the last decade.

The project is financed by the Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sport as part of the “Kultura Inspirująca” (Inspiring Culture) program.

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