Wednesday, March 16th, 12:00PM
200 Portland Street, Boston, MA 02114
DEAFSPACE: Lessons on Perception, Architecture, and Cultural Agency
This presentation explores the emerging concept of DeafSpace as a profound example of how perception shapes architecture and how inclusive design and construction practices can empower traditionally marginalized cultures and enhance the quality of life for all.
IHCD is currently looking for candidates for the position of Senior Architect. The Senior Architect must have deep content expertise in accessibility (Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, International Building Code) and in the practice of universal/inclusive design. The Senior Architect has primary responsibility for securing and managing design services projects and assuring the most efficient and cost-effective execution of their scope of work as well as the integration of cutting edge inclusive design methods. The Senior Architect also plays a key role in the management of consulting projects such as comprehensive existing condition analysis and architectural plan review for accessibility and for inclusive design. The Senior Architect collaborates to ensure that design and consulting projects are documented and disseminated as central to IHCD’s mission.
The Fall 2015 edition of the journal of the National Association for Museum Exhibition, Creating an Inclusive Experience: Exhibitions and Universal Design, includes articles written or co-written by the IHCD team. Jan Majewski, IHCD Director, Inclusive Cultural and Educational Projects, co-authored with Clare Brown What Makes an Exhibition Inclusive: A 20-Year Conversation about Universal Design; Willa Crolius, IHCD Director of the User/Expert Lab co-authored with Sara Smith, Greg Sprick and David Michaud the Exhibition Critique on the Hall of Human Life at the Museum of Science, Boston; Valerie Fletcher, IHCD’s Executive Director, wrote the Book Review, The Multisensory Museum: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Touch, Sound, Smell, Memory, and Space.
IHCD’s Inclusive Sports team co-authored co-authored an article for the Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport, in a special issue, The Americans with Disabilities Act 25th Anniversary: Assessing Opportunities, Challenges, and Progress. JLAS Volume 26, Issue 1, February. Universal Design: Moving the Americans with Disabilities Act from Access to Inclusion is co-authored by Mary A. Hums. Samuel H Schmidt, Andrew Novak and Eli Wolff. IHCD appreciates the Journal’s agreement to allow two weeks of open access to the article. Please contact Eli to request a copy @ ewolff@IHCDesign.org Please request a copy before February 14th!
This day-long inclusive cities symposium within Architecture Boston Expo (ABX) will share the rationale, strategy and results of London’s inclusive urban design commitment with Boston as we mount our own Imagine Boston 2030. A complementary 24-hour Design Challenge for design students and young practitioners focused on the Seaport Boulevard will present the results of five teams to a jury that includes our London colleagues. November 18th, 2015