16 november 2023 20.00 uur

SAVED#7: Maggie Saunders

Lezing en artist talk — Ontworpen liefde

Dit is een Engelstalig evenement/This is an English-speaking event.

Where do you, as a young designer or artist, find inspiration online? How do your references consciously and unconsciously manifest themselves in your practice as a young designer or artist? How can your favourite meme inspire your work? During this edition of SAVED designer Maggie Saunders will share her sources and working methods.

Imbalanced power structures, transphobia, sexism and racial discrimination are still common in strip clubs and the sex industry. Designer Maggie Saunders stripped professionally for three years. This experience led her to re-design the traditional strip club. Her project Striptopia is a pop-up strip club for millennials that welcomes everyone and gives the strippers full political, financial and bodily autonomy.  “My mission is to bring the mainstream into contact with stigmatized and marginalized subcultures. To be inclusive is to transcend tribalism.” A mission that can also be seen in her other projects like Peep Show Hoes and Moulin Rough.

Maggie holds a bachelor of Fine Arts in furniture design from Savannah College of Art and Design and master of Social Design from Design Academy Eindhoven.  She was born in the United States, but lives and works in Eindhoven.

20:00-20:30 Walk in with drinks (included)
20:30-21:30 Conversation between Maggie Saunders and Lydia van der Made (Design Museum Den Bosch)
21:30-22:00 Drinks (included)

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In SAVED we talk with young designers about their inspirations, sources and references. The interview is structured as a deep dive through the sources of inspiration that designers have collected over time in their saved folders on TikTok, Instagram, YouTube and Tumblr. We will go from memes to music videos, and from movie trailers to random pictures. These will be the starting point for a conversation about their design practice, style and working methods. In short: What can their ‘Saved’ folder tell us about them as a creative?

Young Design
SAVED is organized as a part of the Young Design programme. This department of the museum develops exhibitions and public programmes for a young and diverse audience. The focus is on young design makers, young design users and contemporary society.