Disruptive Design: Disability Driving Architectural Innovation

28 Sep 2018

11.00 - 16.30


Hochhauser Auditorium
100 Cromwell Road

Image shows hands feeling raised architectural map by Don Fogg

Too often, considering access has been just a tick-box exercise rather than a creative driver for design. This symposium will enable participants to explore how the experience and expertise of disabled people can be a force for innovation within the architectural design process. A series of presentations about specific projects and design processes will highlight how collaborating with people who have personal experience of disability can enhance and enrich architectural design, both for practitioners during the design process and for users of the resulting buildings and spaces.

The day is specifically geared towards architectural students and practitioners, as well as designers and design educators, but all are welcome.

Speakers include Dr Jos Boys, co-founder of The Dis/Ordinary Architecture Project, Dr Graham Pullin, author of the manifesto Design Meets Disability (MIT, 2009) and Chambers McMillan Architects.

Tickets are £15 full-price, £7 concessions, free for Support Workers/Personal Assistants. Book online here or call 0207 942 2200.

We provide BSL interpretation, Speech to Text and this venue is wheelchair accessible. If you have any other access requirements please let us know. Owing to the capacity of the venue, there are only six places for wheelchair users: they will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. To confirm availability please call 0207 942 2200.

This symposium accompanies the display Without Walls: Disability and Innovation in Building Design (V&A, Gallery 127 and 128A until 21 October 2018). In collaboration with Accentuate, History of Place (www.historyof.place). Supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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