Inclusive design is design that is accessible and usable for as many people as possible, not just some groups. The workshop will explore how we as architects design a built-environment that is inclusive and equitable. Three case studies in physical, social, and environmental equity will be presented as catalysts for small group discussions.
The following article and videos will be used as the basis for the workshop discussion (attendees will be asked to review these in advance of the workshop):
- “Inclusion by Design: Equality, Diversity and the Built Environment,” published in 2008 by the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE), UK
- Harvard Graduate School of Design lecture: “Informing Justice: A Conversation about the Role of Design in Building Equitable Communities,” part 1 and part 2
The session will last approximately one hour; registration is limited to 40.
Boxed lunches and beverages will be provided. Free for AIA Minnesota members.