THSW609X - BUILDEX Interior Design Keynote: New Opportunities in Post-Pandemic Spaces: Exploring Social Equity, Health and Well-Being

Thursday, December 3 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM « Back

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Public health and equitable architectural design are intimately related. Join Seb Choe and Joel Sanders, founding members of MIXdesign, a New York-based inclusive design think tank and consultancy, as they explore this relationship. The session will discuss how their practice is considering the spatial implications of COVID-19 as a natural extension of their mission to make public spaces safe and accessible for all people regardless of age, race, gender, religion, and ability. As a case-study of this mission, they will discuss Stalled!, an ongoing design-research-advocacy initiative founded in response to national debates surrounding transgender access to public restrooms. The initiative works to create safe, sustainable and inclusive public restrooms for a broad spectrum of embodied users. Rather than prescribing quick-fix functional solutions that only meet the needs of the mainstream, the session will examine the greater need for cross-disciplinary, inclusive consultation when creating public space. Their work relies on the input of experts from public health, the humanities and design professions, as well engagement practices that draw from the lived experience of "non-compliant bodies." Their objective: to create innovative post-pandemic spaces that accommodate all bodies in ways that improve social equity, health and well-being.

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IDCEC 1.0 HSW Hour
1.0 AAA Structured LH

Education Tracks: Design Concepts | Health | Wellness & Interiors

Event Type: Session > Session