Alternative Futures – Questioning Design Standards
14.3.2019 at 3-5 pm
Otakaari 1X, hall A2
Restrooms exemplify how architecture as a discipline is complicit in perpetuating cultural assumptions about the nature of human identity and embodiment through the protocols of professional practice. Professor Joel Sanders from Yale School of Architecture will talk in his guest lecture in Aalto University about social equity and public spaces using project Stalled! as a case study. In his talk, Sanders will propose a two-part Inclusive Design methodology that uses cross-disciplinary research and analysis as a critical tool to imagine alternative futures that call into question and ultimately offer alternatives to architectural standards that perpetuate the status quo.
Alternative Futures – Questioning Design Standards is the final lecture of a series of talks within theme Inclusive Environments by Living+ Forum. The lecture is held in Aalto University hall A2, Otakaari 1X on Thursday March 14th at 3–5 pm. The Living+ Platform supports and facilitates multi- and transdisciplinary research on human-centered living environments, one of Aalto University´s key research areas. The lecture is held in English.