BOYS, Jos

Doing Dis/ability and Architecture Differently?

Series: AA XX 100 Lecture Series
Date: Monday 21 March 2016
Time: 18:00
Venue: Lecture Hall
Running time: 88 mins

Theorists and critics have been exploring intersections between architecture and gender, sexuality and race for many years. Why, then, does disability remain stuck in the language of function and regulation, in an entirely atheoretical and ahistorical space? In this talk Jos discusses what can happen to architecture and its practices if ‘normal’ (and normative) assumptions about disability – and ability - are challenged creatively and critically. She will argue that thinking differently about dis/ability can have unexpected effects across common sense architectural understandings as to what constitutes it’s theories, histories, practices and technologies.


Leading up to the centenary of women at the Architectural Association in 2017, a series of lectures organised by AA XX 100 over three years, will draw different generations, disciplines and voices into a wider conversation and celebration of women and their contribution to architecture. Through presentations, dialogue and debate, the series will highlight and challenge the concerns and values of the profession which recognises the inclusive and collaborative nature of architecture, while serving as a catalyst for bigger ideas and a wider discussion of how to address ongoing issues of inequality and too little diversity within the industry. The series will feature prominent practitioners from contemporary architecture, design and urbanism, creating engaging conversations between past and present, men and women, staff and students.


Jos Boys trained in architecture and has worked in community-based practice, journalism, education and research. She is author of Doing Disability Differently: an alternative handbook on architecture, dis/ability and designing for everyday life and is currently editing an architecture and disability Reader.


Image: Exercise in Losing Control by Noemi Lakmaier


Please note: there will be a ramp at the entrance to No.36 Bedford Square for access to the Lecture Hall, and there is a disabled toilet in the same building around the back (also accessed by ramp). 


For more information on disabled parking near the AA, please visit: http://beta.maps.camden.gov.uk/#/home/Disabled%20blue%20badge/location/WC1B%203ES



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