Paper themes deal with issues around gender, sexuality and eroticism and their relationship to the design and experience of the material world. Strands included: Gendering Modernity; Modernism and Decoration; Fashioning Identity; Trans-Cultural Meanings; The Female Consumer; Gendered Territories: Professional Terrains; Erotic Display: Consuming Technology; Gender at Home; Women Designers; and Magazines and Representation. The conference convenor was Dr. Nicholas Maffei.