T A L K S + P E R F O R M A N C E

August 2017

Eutheria panel

Intersections: Mapping the Queer Body. An audiovisual performance and round table discussing the intersections of LGBTQIA+ issues with questions around feminism, media, and cultural representations of the queer body, race, and identity. In collaboration with CinemAfricaand part of the Eleutheria public program developed by EUNIC (European Union National Institute for Culture).

Panel speakers: Samuel Girma, Victoria Verseau, Isabel Mager, Gabriel Maher, and moderated by Carlota Jerez

April 2107


Image credit: Judith Seng

The Mediated Body discusses systems of representation, designed artefacts, and technologies in terms of power relations and contextualises the body and the production of subjectivity within these systems of information.

HDK, Academy of Design and Crafts, Göteborg

September 2016


Graphic design: KABK Graphic Design department

Mediated Bodies presented at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, for Interior Architecture and Furniture Design

May 2016

A Performance of DE___SIGN at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam. As part of Off the Record: Design Performs in the Wormhole between Milan and Rotterdam


Image credit: Tamar Shafrir | Performer: Floriane Misslin

January 2016

Keynote Presenter, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C, USA. Discussion with design critic Alice Rawsthorn

Maher and Rawsthorn will discuss how the evolution of an increasingly eclectic and fluid concept of gender identity is impacting design culture and redefining traditional feminist arguments on gender politics


Image credit: Kevin Allen

October 2015

Presenter + Scenographic design, Transformation Marathon, Serpentine Galleries, London. Discussion: Transformation, Design and Personal Identity. With Alice Rawathorn, Hilary Cottam, Christien Meindertsma


June 2015

Presenter (Academic paper), Revealing the Condition of the Mediated Body, Cumulus Milan, The Virtuous Circle, Conference, Politecnico di Milano

Presentation, Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design + Space 

May 2015

Presenter, Fashion + Gender Symposium, University of Minnesota

Moderator, Design Debates, Design Academy Eindhoven. With Cassils; performance artist, a body builder and a personal trainer.

February 2015

Keynote Presenter, Whitechapel Gallery, London. Design Debate: Design and Gender Identity. With Alice Rawsthorn and Mathilda Tham

June 2014

Keynote Presenter, Design Debates, Design Academy Eindhoven. The Mediated body in Frame Magazine. With Frame Magazine editor Enya Moore