The invisibility of women in Design History is a clear reality due to the lack of studies on this theme.
Despite the efforts of many historians of Graphic Design, as well as much of the existing literature, the issue of the recognition of women in design and their own professionalization remains a matter of concern, causing a lack of consensus on the practice of the discipline, both in the academic community and the general public. The field of Graphic Design continues to struggle with issues of recognition, professionalization and inclusion of women in the discipline, as well as the lack of literature where women are protagonists in its History.
Women in Portuguese Graphic Design
WGD/PT is part of the master's thesis project “As Mulheres no Design Gráfico em Portugal. Preservação da Memória Coletiva de Alda Rosa e Cristina Reis”. This project is dedicated to the contributions of women in the Portuguese Design History, more precisely, in the preservation of the memory and archive of works carried out by women designers, who established themselves during the 1960s and 1970s, in the area of graphic design.
This website aims to make visible the individual path of the work carried out by the women designers, as well as to provide free access to the educational community so that it can edit and add new female references, opening perspectives of future research, for those who want to deepen this theme.