Lunch & Learn with Joel Sanders | Body Politics: Social Equity and Public Space

Submitted by anoopa on Wed, 10/02/2019 - 20:40

About the Talk

Drawing from his design research on restrooms and museums, Joel Sanders will discuss the imperative for designers to form cross-disciplinary collaborations dedicated to creating inclusive public spaces that meet the needs of people of different ages, genders, races and abilities.

A blue and white themed rendering of an inclusive restroom prototype with the space themed blue and the people rendered in white
A Rendering of MIXdesign's Airport Inclusive Restroom Prototype


A bird's eye view of a rendering of an inclusive restroom prototype
An Axonometric of MIXdesign's Gallaudet Inclusive Restroom Prototype

About the Speaker

Joel Sanders is the founder of MIXdesign, a think-tank and design consultancy that is a branch of his New York based architecture studio JSA. MIXdesign works with commercial and institutional clients to create accessible and welcoming spaces that meets the needs; of people of different ages, genders, races, religions and abilities. Initiatives include Stalled!, an AIA award-winning project that responds to national controversies surrounding transgender access to pubic restrooms and MIXmuseum, a Toolkit for making the public spaces of museums accessible to diverse audiences.

Joel Sanders

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Time: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Institute for Human Centered Design, 200 Portland St. Boston, MA
To Request an Accommodation, contact:
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Anoopa Sundararajan: