A Horse With an Attitude explores the relationship between identity and design through the perspective of the designer’s queer identity.
Based on a participatory trajectory with three queer designers/artists from the designer’s closest queer community, the way in which they appeal to their identity within their creative practice is examined and made tangible. This project sees design as a tool to discuss intangible themes such as the broader conversation about identity and sees the act of design as a language that can facilitate the discussion of difficult themes such as queerness. Conversations about, among other things, group feeling, gender and representation are conducted on the basis of design decisions regarding typology, colour, material and context of use. By documenting the decisions within these conversations and the entire design process in a publication, this knowledge about the personal approach of these participants in relation to identity is made tangible and shareable.
About Karel Op 't Eynde
Karel’s designs consist of objects, exhibitions and published discourse.