Cover of the Book "Accessible America". Beige background, black and red letters saying "A History of Disability and Design". Small colourful sketches on the cover.

In celebration of Bess Williamson’s Accessible America: A History of Disability and Design, which was awarded the 2019/20 Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Book Prize, leading disability history scholars, artists, and designers will discuss studies of access and design history.


Location: Zoom

Time: March 18, 2022, 10 am - 13 pm 

In the morning, “Conversations” brings together writers on architecture, space, and sound to reflect on the role of disabled activists, designers, and engineers in producing the technological world we live in. As longtime collaborators and correspondents, they also share correspondences between their work across academic fields that come together in the practices of Disability Studies. 

The afternoon panel brings together Riva Lehrer, Jennifer White-Johnson, and Josh Halstead—artists, designers, writers, and creative thinkers with deep ties to activist and creative histories of disability. They share their own practices that draw on disability community and justice stories of past and present. Author Bess Williamson will moderate and invite audience discussion.

Find more information, the programme and the registration for the event here.



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