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IHCD Selected By Community Action Partners

We are pleased to announce IHCD was one of the 14 organizations selected by Community Action Partners this year. CAP is an alumni volunteer organization of Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School created to help Boston-area nonprofits apply management skills to their business challenge.

Aging + Place: Designing Housing & Communities for Aging Populations

Start Date: 
Oct 17, 2014
Event Time: 
1:00PM - 5:30PM
Location
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Address: 
48 Quincy Street
City: 
Cambridge
State: 
MA
Country: 
U.S.A.
Contact Information

IHCD's Executive Director, Valerie Fletcher, will be one of the speakers at Aging + Place: Designing Housing & Communities for Aging Populations at the Harvard Graduate School of Design on October 17, 2014. The event will be a half-day to discuss opportunities in architecture, planning, and policy to enhance older adults’ well-being through affordable, accessible, well-connected housing, as well as through models of long-term care that support aging in place. It is free and open to the public.

Film Screening: Endless Abilities

Start Date: 
Sep 11, 2014
Event Time: 
6:30PM
Location
Insitute for Human Centered Design
Address: 
200 Portland St
City: 
Boston
State: 
MA
Country: 
U.S.A.
Contact Information
Name: 
Willa Crolius
Phone: 
617-965-1655

Endless Abilities: A New Documentary Film About Our Ability to Adapt, Our Ability To Live! 

IHCD Consulting with Georgia Tech

Following a competitive bid, IHCD has recently been awarded a contract by the Georgia Institute of Technology to conduct a comprehensive ADA Self-Evaluation leading to an ADA Transition Plan of this 400 acre, with more than 21,000 students.  U.S. News and World Report 2014 recently rated GIT as the #7 public university in the nation. Remarkable growth has resulted in a doubling of buildings in just over twenty years.

Institute for Human Centered Design Newsletter: August 2014 edition

Author: 
Institute for Human Centered Design
Month: 
August, 2014

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Poetry Slam and Art Exhibition

Start Date: 
Jul 23, 2014
Event Time: 
6:30PM - 8:00PM
Location
Institute for Human Centered Design
Address: 
200 Portland St
City: 
Boston
State: 
MA
Country: 
U.S.A.
Contact Information
Name: 
Stacy Hart
Email: 

Join us in celebrating the 24th Anniversary of the ADA with a Poetry Slam and Art Exhibition by artists with disabilities. Mani Iyer, Colin Killick, Kythryne Aisling and Eli Wolff will read their poetry with Ekiwah Adler Belendez's poems read in abstention.

July 23, 2014 at the Institute for Human Centered Design 200 Portland St. Boston, MA 02114

6:30-7:00 PM Refreshments and Art Exhibition

7:00-8:00 PM Poetry Slam

 RSVP to Stacy Hart shart@IHCDesign.org

Consequential Design

IHCD's Executive Director Valerie Fletcher recently wrote a blog post for the National Endowment for the Arts website:

"Design is not a fine art but a social art, always facing outward toward other people.  The building, the playground, the toothbrush, the smart device, the shoe only become that imagined something better if people use it. It gives design its power as a 'consequential endeavor.'"

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Moscow Times story about IHCD's visit to Russia

U.S. Specialists Visit Moscow School for Disabled

Three staff members of Boston's Institute for Human Centered Design teamed up with Perspektiva, a Moscow-based NGO that strives to improve the well-being of disabled people, to share experiences on providing the best possible care and facilities at Moscow's Special School No. 532.

Institute for Human Centered Design Newsletter: May 2014 edition

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Institute for Human Centered Design
Month: 
May, 2014

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Institute for Human Centered Design Newsletter: February 2014 edition

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Institute for Human Centered Design
Month: 
February, 2014

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