Visiting lecture: Architect, Professor Joel Sanders "Inclusive Design – Social Equity and Public Space"

Welcome to a visiting lecture of Architect, Professor Sanders from Yale University, School of Architecture. The lecture is hybrid, so you may join us either to lecture room A1 in Otakaari 1 or online via Zoom.
Joel Sanders

Professor Joel Sanders from Yale University, School of Architecture, is a visiting professor for two weeks at Aalto Department of Architecture 21.9. – 1.10.2021.

Joel Sanders, FAIA is the Principal of JSA, his award-winning architecture firm based in New York as well as MIXdesign, a new inclusive design consultancy that promotes human connectivity among people of different ages, genders, disabilities, races, and religions, enabling progressive institutions, government agencies and companies to recruit and retain diverse talent. For the past two years, Sanders has spearheaded Stalled!, an interdisciplinary design-research transgender access to public restrooms to address the need to create safe, sustainable and inclusive public restrooms for everyone.

Sanders is also a Professor at Yale School of Architecture where he is the Director of the M.Arch II Program. He is the editor of STUD: Architectures of Masculinity and Groundwork: Between Landscape and Architecture – his writings and practice have explored the complex relationship between culture and social space, looking at the impact that evolving cultural forces have on the designed environment. JSA projects have been featured in international exhibitions and the permanent collections of MoMA, SF MoMA, Art Institute of Chicago and the Carnegie Museum of Art. The firm has received numerous awards, including six New York Chapter AIA Design Awards, three New York State AIA Design Awards, three Interior Design Best of Year Awards, two ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards, and Design Citations from Progressive Architecture.

To participate online through zoom, please contact Pirjo Sanaksenaho at [email protected]

Student teamwork at Aalto University. Image: Unto Raunio

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