Doing Disability Differently: An Alternative Handbook On Architecture, Dis/ability And Designing For Everyday Life by Jos BoysDoing Disability Differently: An Alternative Handbook On Architecture, Dis/ability And Designing For Everyday Life by Jos Boys

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This ground-breaking book aims to take a new and innovative view on how disability and architecture might be connected. Rather than putting disability at the end of the design process, centred mainly on compliance, it sees disability ¿ and ability ¿ as creative starting points for the whole design process. It asks the intriguing question: can working from dis/ability actually generate an alternative kind of architectural avant-garde?

To do this,Doing Disability Differently:

  • explores how thinking about dis/ability opens up to critical and creative investigation our everyday social attitudes and practices about people, objects and space
  • argues that design can help resist and transform underlying and unnoticed inequalities
  • introduces architects to the emerging and important field of disability studies ¿and considers what different kinds of design thinking and doing this can enable
  • asks how designing for everyday life ¿ in all its diversity ¿ can ¿be better embedded within contemporary architecture as a discipline
  • offers examples of what doing disability differently can mean for architectural theory, education and professional practice
  • aims to embed into architectural practice, attitudes and approaches that creatively and constructively refuse to perpetuate body 'norms' or the resulting inequalities in access to, and support from, built space.

Ultimately, this book suggests that re-addressing architecture and disability involves nothing less than re-thinking how to design for the everyday occupation of space more generally.

About The Author

Jos Boysis a Teaching Fellow in the Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences at the University of Northumbria. She brings together a background in architecture with a research interest in the relationships between space and its occupation, and an involvement in many disability related projects. She is co-founder of Architecture-Insi...
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Title:Doing Disability Differently: An Alternative Handbook On Architecture, Dis/ability And Designing…Format:PaperbackDimensions:234 pages, 9.1 × 6.1 × 0.5 inPublished:July 9, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415824958

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements  Introduction: Why do Disability Differently?  Part 1: Starting from Disability  1. Challenging Commonsense  2. Beyond Accessibility  3. Unraveling Dis/ordinary Occupancy  Part 2: Re-connecting Architecture with Dis/ability  4. Destablizing Architecture?  5. On Feeling and Beauty  6. Bodies, Buildings, Devices and Augmentation  Part 3: Doing Architecture and Dis/ability Differently  7. Alternative Mappings  8. Strategies and Tactics  9. Re-thinking the Normal  Bibliography  Glossary  Index.

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"Offering examples of how disability can be reconceptualised in architectural theory, education and professional practice, this handbook on designing for disability is an important contribution to our understanding of a marginalized group." ¿ Specifier Magazine