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Elizabeth Guffey (Purchase College)

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 4:00 P.M.
Computer Science and Engineering Building (CSE) 1202 on the UCSD campus

Abstract: 

The Right To Live in the World: Design and Disability

When access for disabled people began being seen as a “Civil Right,” it amounted more than protests; it meant a major re-organization of our designed world—one that has been ongoing and continues to this day. In this kind of world building, Design asserts a profound, if little recognized– ability to assert what has been called disabled people’s “right to live in the world.”


Biography:

Elizabeth Guffey works at the intersection of art, design and disability studies. Her book Designing Disability: Symbols, Space and Society (Bloomsbury) argues that designs like the International Symbol of Access or “wheelchair symbol” can alter the environment, making people more disabled or less, depending on the design’s planning and use. She is also Founding Editor of the academic journal Design and Culture. Guffey currently heads the MA in Modern and Contemporary Art, Criticism and Theory at the State University of New York, Purchase College.

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