Really great event at the V&A last Friday. Called Disruptive Design: Disability Driving Architectural Innovation it brought together architects and designers who work in inventive and creative ways around dis/ability. Such an interesting group of people (both speakers and participants) – all talking about and doing disability differently in many diverse ways across architectural, urban and product design education and practice.
The image above is from my introductory keynote; arguing, as many other speakers did, that disability is 1.) a vital creative generator and that – as illustrated – 2.) it is a powerful critique of ‘what is normal.’
This event was in support of the V&A’s current History of Place exhibition in the Architecture Gallery, co-curated with Accentuate and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Many thanks to Olivia and Whitney V&A curators, and Esther from Accentuate.