Event: Disruptive Design: Disability Driving Architectural Innovation

Victoria and Albert Museum
Friday 28 September 2018
At Hochhauser Auditorium

Two hands touching a floor plan
© Don Fogg Photography

Too often, considering access has been just a tick-box exercise rather than a creative driver
for design. This symposium will enable participants to explore how the experience and
expertise of disabled people can be a force for innovation within the architectural design
process. A series of presentations about specific projects and design processes will highlight
how collaborating with people who have personal experience of disability can enhance and
enrich architectural design, both for practitioners during the design process and for users of
the resulting buildings and spaces. The day is specifically geared towards architectural
students and practitioners, as well as designers and design educators, but all are welcome.

Speakers include Dr Jos Boys, co-founder of The Dis/Ordinary Architecture Project, Dr
Graham Pullin, author of the manifesto Design Meets Disability (MIT, 2009), Mecanoo
Architects and Chambers McMillan Architects.

Tickets are £15 full-price, £7 concessions, free for Support Workers/Personal Assistants.
Book online at https://www.vam.ac.uk/event/ewo2J3GW/disruptive-design-sept-2018 or call 0207 942 2200.

We provide BSL interpretation, Speech to Text and this venue is wheelchair accessible.
If you have any other access requirements please let us know. Owing to the capacity of the venue,
there are only 6 places for wheelchair users: they will be allocated on a first-come, first-served
basis. To confirm availability please call 0207 942 2200.

This symposium accompanies the display Without Walls: Disability and Innovation in Building
Design (V&A, Gallery 127 and 128A until 21 October 2018).
In collaboration with Accentuate, History of Place (www.historyof.place).
Supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Accentuate, History of Place, Screen South and Heritage Lottery Fund

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