Streamed live on The Bartlett School of Architecture's YouTube channel, this event will be a discussion between co-hosts Faun Rothery and Elizabeth Dow and speakers Jos Boys and Nina Tame.
This event forms part of The Bartlett International Lecture Series Autumn 2021.
Solidarity in Everyday Space: Disability Justice and the Urban Environment
Disability is an often-neglected topic in the discussion of architectural canon, from the reinforced nature of the ideal architectural body to inadequate accessibility features, pasted on after the process of design. There are many small everyday occurrences that lead to a widespread culture of ableism consistent through architectural education and practice. This leads to the question; how can we work to instigate change in this culture and how can solidarity and disability justice be pursued with in architecture.
Dr Jos Boys will start the evening with a talk on the responsibility abled people have when practicing architecture and how to move towards integrating accessibility into design. Following this Nina Tame will talk about social media as a space for change and the politics of navigating the city as a disabled person. We invite you to join us in this dialogue as we try and uncover what it means to access information about long term change.