13th and 14th July 2017 @QueenElizabethOlympicPark.
IMPACT SUMMIT 2017: MIGRATION, CULTURE AND DIVERSITY IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
The 2017 Impact Summit will be the first ever in Canada, jointly hosted by Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) and the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and taking place in Toronto’s rejuvenated Regent Park. Summit attendees will include senior practitioners, thought leaders and emerging influencers drawn from the fields of design and architecture, building and facilities management, city planning, all levels of government, as well as business and the non-profit sector.
The conference will facilitate an intimate experience, allowing for one-on-one time with experts and peers drawn from the design field and beyond. Walking tours will be led by architects David Miller, Susan Spencer Lewin and Registered interior designer Tarisha Dolyniuk – providing excellent insight since they are key players from the design teams which worked on key buildings within the Regent Park regeneration program.
Migration, culture and diversity and how to respond most effectively and inclusively to these challenges remain at the forefront of the media as well as political, socio-economic, and human rights agendas.
You will actively contribute to expert discussions and breakout sessions geared towards forging solutions on how to build and sustain the cohesive, integrated, inclusive societies that North America needs, both now and in the future.
The International Union of Architects (UIA) has launched the second edition of the ‘Friendly and Inclusive Spaces’ Awards. The Awards recognise and promote inclusive design – from buildings and public spaces to research – and are open to all architect members of UIA member sections. Entries can be submitted online, from 28 September until 20 December 2016, at https://uiafriendlyspaces.awardsplatform.com/.
Nearly 20 years ago two architects, one in the US and one in the UK, who’d both acquired functional limitations due to polio, developed an idea about people at the center of the design process. Ron Mace and Selwyn Goldsmith were clear. Universal/inclusive design was not baseline accessibility about people with disabilities but rather a transformational and dynamic design strategy for our time that built on a floor of access. They saw human diversity of ability, age, and culture as definitive of life today and called for concerted leadership to invest in design that makes this new reality work. The demographic facts have only gotten starker. The concepts are more familiar but sustainable visionary practice, at best, scattered. Valerie Fletcher will offer a strategy to spur holistic action for inclusive design that’s practical but energizing, that demands engagement by clients, designers, and users. And she will illustrate success with global examples of methods and results.
Link to video of Valerie Fletcher's talk with captioning: http://conversations.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/events/designing-people-mind
To mark the theme of the World Tourism Day 2016, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) released this booklet which presents six selected case studies illustrating some of the key parts of the Accessible Tourism supply chain.
At the first affiliated conference on Inclusive Design, IHCD’s Executive Director, Valerie Fletcher, will be presenting Global Perspectives on People-Centered Design - A Holistic Strategy for Inclusive Culture.
For more information, see: http://www.ahfe2016.org/board.html#dfi