The second season of our Queries & Theories webcast series will address challenges and opportunities for universality in design. How can we as planners, architects, interior designers, urban designers, and preservationists, further engage and support underserved communities of constituents, including minorities, people with differing physical abilities, and those who have experienced grief or trauma?
In the cultural realm in particular, a focus on inclusivity in the design of museums, galleries, performance halls, parks, and memorials is paramount. This is especially relevant now as we begin to gather again in these public spaces and venues. Our new series of Queries & Theories webcasts will offer a timely exploration of how to launch and sustain an inclusive and responsive planning process. We will also examine opportunities, tools, and techniques to dramatically expand accessibility for visitors, including the creative use of sensory mapping and building information models.
2021 Calendar of Events
September 22 at 4pm EST - BIM: Information Access For All
Join us for the second webcast in the 2021 Queries & Theories Culture Series featuring special guest Roger Grant, Executive Director, BIM for the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS). Alyson Steele, FAIA, LEED AP, Principal and Director of Design at Quinn Evans will moderate the discussion with Quinn Evans' Charles Thompson, Associate for another collaborative conversation about building design and inclusivity.
October 20 at 12:30pm EST - Sensory Mapping for a better museum experience
Guest Speakers: Jane Stoneham, Director of the Sensory Trust, sensorytrust.org.uk and Carolina Uechi, RA, Associate at Quinn Evans
November 17 at 4pm EST - Designing For Communities & Diverse Cultures
Guest speakers: Allison McElheny, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Associate at Quinn Evans and Leila Grothe, Associate Curator for Contemporary Art at Baltimore Museum of Art
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