Fittings and MisFittings

Image ID: A feminine figure sits on the ground in the bottom left of the photograph. They have long reddish/brown hair, wearing a white t-shirt and teal coloured trousers. They are looking through a camera on a tripod, beside them is a wheelchair. Six people are standing in a semi circle in the background and there are other people to the left and right of the photo.

The DisOrdinary Architecture Project in conversation with Richard Dougherty.

4th August 2021. 7pm – 8pm

Join us for an evening with The DisOrdinary Architecture Project’s founders Zoe Partington and Jos Boys as they discuss their creative collaboration with architect Richard Dougherty.
The DisOrdinary Architecture Project was established in 2008. Since then a network of disabled artists have collaborated with architecture, interiors and built environment students, educators, researchers, practitioners and other interested groups to co-create new and exciting ways to do disability differently in the design of built space.

Fittings and MisFittings is part of Accessing Architecture: Disability and Belfast’s Built Heritage by the University of Atypical is funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund Northern Ireland. The project researches the history of the disabled community in Belfast through the city’s built, industrial and cultural environments.
About DisOrdinary Architecture

The DisOrdinary Architecture Project starts from the experiences, expertise and creativity of disabled artists. We work through co-partnering and co-design to bring together artists and built environment specialists on an equal footing.

Our collaborations aim to generate creative and critical opportunities that open up innovative new provocations for thinking and doing disability (and ability) differently in architecture and the built environment. By learning lessons from what we do, we aim to become thought leaders in the field, and to influence attitudes and practices as well as the design of our built surroundings.

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For More Information – disordinaryarchitecture.co.uk

About Richard Dougherty

Richard Dougherty recently was the recipient of the ‘Project Architect of the Year’ award at the 2019 RSUA Awards, for his work on the Colin Connect Transport Hub in Belfast.
Richard is a practicing architect and has designed a new campus building for Gallaudet University for the Deaf in Washington D.C and has researched the relationship between upbringing, d/Deaf space, design and aesthetics; and how that informs access and architecture.

Access: Please let us know your access requirements, you can do this when you fill in the booking form. This talk will have BSL and captioning available.

Image ID: A feminine figure sits on the ground in the bottom left of the photograph. They have long reddish/brown hair, wearing a white t-shirt and teal coloured trousers. They are looking through a camera on a tripod, beside them is a wheelchair. Six people are standing in a semi circle in the background and there are other people to the left and right of the photo.

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