Designing inclusive environments, Seminar 1/3
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
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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: Design for all: meeting the needs of diverse users, December 2013
- Seminar 3: From theory to practice: the operationality of universal design, February 2014