Designing Fertility is an event that explores pregnancy, fertility and procreation in a changing world.
Since time immemorial, women have sought to design fertility, pregnancy and birthing practices using foods, herbs, teas and poisons. In today’s world, we are still changing procreation and birth through technology, design and policy.
This event looks at traditional and contemporary ways in which pregnancy, birth and the postpartum experience have been designed by the human hand. We invite you to a critical tasting of fertility foods and abortifacients across history and geography. Over a series of drinks and snacks you will hear short talks, with speakers presenting their research and creative work spanning design, activism and birth support.
Human procreation has always been designed. Join us for a dive into the cultures and politics of birth.
Note – drinks/snacks may include meat, gluten, eggs, dairy and nuts.