The Polish Women in Design project begins in November 2014 with a panel and discussion on Polish Women in Design with Zuzanna Skalska as well as a film screening of the movie "Dizajnerki." Henryk Stawicki will serve as panel moderator. This event is free and open to the public.
The film will be in Polish with English subtitles. The Q&A will be in English.
This event will be put on in partnership with Polish Filmmakers NYC and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.
The Polish Women in Design Panel and Discussion is a part of Polish Women in Film, a film festival opening at the Museum of Modern Art on 6th of November 2014. Polish Women in Design will continue in 2015 by featuring an exhibition of design products, projects and profiles of selected group of Polish female designers.
About the Speaker - Zuzanna Skalska
Born in Warsaw, Poland, Zuzanna Skalska has been living in The Netherlands since 1991. She studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven and the Royal Academy of Fine Art & Design in Den Bosch. After the graduation in 1998, Zuzanna began her career as a Sensorial Trend Analyst at the Strategic Design Department of Philips Design in Eindhoven.
In 2001, Zuzanna joined VanBerlo – the largest design consultancy in the Netherlands, where she is responsible for ongoing trend research across a wide spectrum of industries. In her work, Zuzanna visits more than 25 international professional and most influential trade fairs each year. In addition to the numerous seminars and lectures she gives, Zuzanna is also often invited to deliver keynote addresses all over the world. She is an author of the 360° Trend Report books – winners of the Red Dot Award 2009 and Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany 2011. Skalska is a driving force behind VanBerlo's trend blog - 360inspiration.nl.
In 2004, Zuzanna joined the board of management of Dutch Design Week Eindhoven and in 2011 took up a position on the advisory board of Design Cooperation Brainport. Zuzanna is currently also a part-time lecturer at the Technical University Eindhoven, Department of Industrial Design.
Zuzanna Skalska was an initiator of the idea of a new design academy in her native Poland – the School of Form in Poznań.