Sheila de Bretteville: from graphic feminism and feminist design to emancipation

Investigation by Géraldine Gourbe

Alternative, institutional and radical pedagogical approaches have seen a renewed interest these past few years. This attraction to new forms of education is often based on unique experiments conducted from 1950 to 1970. After her analysis of the Brazilian revolutionary figure Paulo Freire, Géraldine Gourbe looks now at the School of Design and the two feminist design departments created by Sheila de Bretteville: the Women’s Design Program and the Women’s Graphic Center.

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