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The DisOrdinary Architecture Project: A Handy Guide for Doing Disability Differently in Architecture and Urban Design

Boys, J; (2018) The DisOrdinary Architecture Project: A Handy Guide for Doing Disability Differently in Architecture and Urban Design. The Funambulist , 19 pp. 36-43. Green open access

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Abstract

The DisOrdinary Architecture Project starts from the belief that improving the design of built space is not just about “adding” disabled people to existing environments to better meet their “needs.” It is about exposing and challenging underlying attitudes, assumptions and practices that frame disabled people in particular and limited ways, both in everyday life and through the education and practice of architectural and urban design. So, rather than providing yet more inclusive or universal design principles we begin by challenging ableist attitudes and practices. We hope this can open up alternative kinds of inventive interventions towards, not just better inclusive design “solutions,” but also better understandings of how the “normal” is constructed in everyday life, and how it can be critically and creatively contested, underpinned by a commitment to social and spatial justice for all.

Type: Article
Title: The DisOrdinary Architecture Project: A Handy Guide for Doing Disability Differently in Architecture and Urban Design
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://thefunambulist.net/magazine/the-space-of-a...
Language: English
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UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > The Bartlett Sch of Const and Proj Mgt > Bartlett Real Estate Institute
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10088538
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