Institute for Human Centered Design Lunch and Learn
Wednesday April 11, 2012
200 Portland Street, Boston, MA 02114
Presenter: Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Fellow
This discussion will explore the idea that the shape of the material world we design, build, and use together both expresses and determines who inhabits our shared world and how we use it to exercise the duties and privileges of citizenship within that world. The presentation offers the concept and examples of inclusive world building, which arises from understanding disability as a resource rather than a limitation.
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson is Professor of Women's Studies and English at Emory University. Her fields of study are feminist theory, American literature, and disability studies. Her work develops the field of disability studies in the humanities and women's and gender studies. This year she is a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.
The event is free and open to the public. However space is limited, so register soon by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.