Understanding universal design, Seminar 1
Location: Council Room, Strand Building, King's College London, WC2R 2LS. Google map of WC2R 2LS.
Date: 19 April 2013, 9.00-17.00
Theme: Understanding universal design
This is an ESRC research seminar. Find out about our other research seminars.
The first seminar is a discussion of the conceptual and theoretical content of Universal Design (UD). There is limited scrutiny of the epistemological foundations of UD, or discussions of the socio-institutional processes shaping its understanding of, and approaches to, the inequalities of access to, and usages of, places, products, and services. While there are some important, critical, evaluations of UD, these are few and far between. The seminar will identify the different ways in which the term is defined and understood, and discuss the different socio-institutional and political forces shaping its content and with what implications for practice.
- Seminar 2: The governance of universal design, September 2013
- Seminar 3: Design for all: meeting the needs of diverse users, December 2013
- Seminar 4: From theory to practice: the operationality of universal design, March 2014
How to register
There are a few vacancies and interested people should email Rob Imrie to express their interest in applying and outline what they can contribute to the event. Most places are by invitation only.