We’re proud to announce that A Women’s Thing was chosen as a winner for the prestigious international Gender Design Award iGDA 2018 awards, for the category “Revolution.” Recognized for the quality of our journalists and designers, the awards committee writes:
From its straightforward title to its heterogeneous and non-hierarchical infrastructure, A Women’s Thing is a vivid, intelligent and experimental approach to online and offline publishing. The jury in particular valued the aim of this magazine, namely to actively reshape society’s ideas of what “women’s things” are by finding and highlighting stories that are rarely told, thus embodying an unfolding extension of the image of “the woman” herself.
With atypical categories such as Magic, Memory, Madness and Money – and with topics ranging from art and photography to entrepreneurship and technology – the publication addresses urgent contemporary issues whilst reorganizing them as a surprising alternative.
Breaking the traditional hierarchies of a magazine by operating more as a network, A Women’s Thing is an ongoing experiment that lives from the community it represents, and from a multitude of diverse voluntary contributors.
It thus functions as an open structure in terms of what image might in fact arise.
A tacit critique in itself, its evoking design displays an alternative to the norm, proposing a poetic and stupendous revolution that will certainly be seen and heard. There was no doubt amongst the jury members that such a genuine and committed project had to be awarded the iphiGenia Gender Design Award 2018 in the category of “Revolution.”
A Women’s Thing joins award-winners Aesop and Not a muse.
The awards ceremony will take place on November 8, 2018, at the Cologne Museum of Applied Arts.
For questions, email:
Prof. Dr. Uta Brandes
(Editor in Chief)