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Traverse - Stories from the Built Environment, Inclusive Design Institute, OCAD University - November 27, 2013

Toronto, ON
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IN Series presents: Traverse - Stories from the Built Environment

Participatory Inclusive Design Lab, Room 4904
Inclusive Design Institute, OCAD University
49 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario.

7:00 - 8:30 pm, Wednesday November 27, 2013.

Traverse - Stories from the Built Environment is a night of storytelling by a multidisciplinary panel, presenting outstanding examples of access from the urban environment. This IN Series event will create awareness, educate, communicate, and foster engagement about topics and issues involving inclusion and accessibility. Panelists will discuss a range of positive experiences in areas such as; architectural design, way finding, transportation, environmental policy, industrial design, legislation, lighting, acoustics, and playground design, and they will present best practices in the built environment.

Guest Panelists:

Luke Anderson - Co-founder, StopGap Foundation, Professional Engineer, Blackwell Bowick Partnership, Toronto

Shannon Crossman – Artist: Spiral Garden/Centre for the Arts/ Program Coordinator, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Nancy La Monica - M.A., B.A. Hons, Ph.D candidate, Human Geography, McMaster University

Susan Ruptash – Managing Principal, B.Arch., OAA, FRAIC, AIA, Quadrangle Architects

Moderator: Colin Clark, Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD University

“We can tell people abstract rules of thumb which we have derived from prior experiences, but it is very difficult for other people to learn from these. We have difficulty remembering such abstractions, but we can more easily remember a good story. Stories give life to past experience. Stories make the events in memory memorable to others and to ourselves. This is one of the reasons why people like to tell stories.”

Roger C. Schank, from “Tell Me a Story”

IN Series is a series of public presentations and events on a wide variety of topics from the engaging and thought provoking field of Inclusion: Accessibility, Health, Education, Art, Culture and Design hosted by the Inclusive Design Institute (IDI), at OCAD University. The IDI is a hub of applied research that addresses the challenge of design that is inclusive of the full range of human diversity with respect to ability, language, culture, gender and age, including users with disabilities, language needs and various cultural preferences.

Please contact for any accessibility requirements.

For more information please contact:

David Pereyra,
Post Doctoral Fellow at the Inclusive Design Institute,
OCAD University, 49 McCaul Street, Toronto.
T: 416-977-6000 Ext. 4672
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