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:
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.
"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
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.