Join us for a conversation exploring inclusivity in the built environment through discussion of non-compliant bodies, intersectional coalition building, and universal design.
"Designing with Bodies in Mind"
Friday, May 21, 2021, 2:00-3:30pm
Panelists: Aimi Hamraie and Joel Sanders
Moderator: Shannon Tyman, PhD Candidate in the Built Environment
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Aimi Hamraie is associate professor of Medicine, Health, & Society and American Studies at Vanderbilt University, and also director of the Critical Design Lab. They are author of Building Access: Universal Design and the Politics of Disability (2017) and host of the Contra* podcast.
Joel Sanders, FAIA, is the founder of MIXdesign, an inclusive design think-tank and consultancy that is a branch of his New York based, LGBTBE-certified architecture studio JSA (Joel Sanders Architect). MIXdesign is dedicated to making everyday building types like restrooms, art museums, and university campuses accessible and welcoming to people of different ages, genders, abilities, cultural identities, and religions. Sanders’ work with MIXdesign has been featured in The New York Times and 99 Percent Invisible. Current initiatives include Stalled! an AIA award-winning project that responds to national controversies surrounding transgender access to public restrooms and MIXmuseum, an IMLS awarded partnership with the Queens Museum dedicated to making their public serving spaces more accessible. In addition to being Principal of JSA/MIXdesign, Sanders is Professor-in-Practice at Yale School of Architecture, where he directs the M.Arch II program.
CART captioning and ASL interpretation have been requested.
Simpson Center, Disability Studies, and the College of Built Environments.
Contact: Shannon Tyman, email@example.com