On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the general election in which a percentage of women first voted in the UK, Nelly will participate in a talk at the Design Museum in London. In commemoration of the suffragettes’ ultimate victory, and as a stark reminder of the need to improve gender inequality in the industry, Libby Sellers and the Design Museum host a two-day series of talks on women in design.

Nelly will close Day 1, on the 7th of December at 17:00, sharing how she uses ‘experience design’ as a tool to disrupt social hierarchies in space and science industry. For tickets and the full program, see here!

For more information and to book your tickets, you can click here!

What to expect…

We might think that women’s voices are echoing around the world right now, yet in design debates, conferences and talks, women are underrepresented. Women make up nearly three-quarters of the design student population at colleges and universities, yet this figure drops dramatically to less than one quarter when it comes to the senior figures in the design industry.

Through exploring historical injustices, and analysing contemporary design culture, Women Design hopes to create a difference in the representation of women in design. This two-day series of talks and debates features lectures, conversations and roundtable discussions by leading practitioners, curators, educators and critics. Topics will include the gendering of history, the role of education and mentoring, diversity and inclusion in design and the prospect of a genderless future.

Speakers include: Saskia Sassen, Farshid Moussavi, Odile Decz, Emily King, Frith Kerr, Marina Willer, Tamar Shafrir, Gabriel A. Maher, Alice Twemlow, and many many more incredible women!

The Design Museum is the only place in the UK where the design industry, education and the public can come together to change the way people think about themselves and the future.

The museum is a registered charity founded in 1989. It relocated to a spectacular modern landmark in Kensington in 2016 and has welcomed nearly one and a half million visitors since re-opening.