Current Work: Accessible Schools

Architects, educators, and advocates discuss creating school environments that serve a broad range of bodies and minds.

May 20, 2024

Recorded on April 23, 2024.

Current Work is a lecture series featuring leading figures in the worlds of architecture, urbanism, design, and art.

This spring, the League is focusing on the imperative for more accessible spaces, from different perspectives and through different typologies. Following the lead of disability justice organizers to uplift intersectional approaches over notions of universality, our hope is to reach beyond the often inconsistently executed design ramifications of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to address how the fields that are charged with planning, design, construction, and management can more fully support the creation of an inclusive built environment.

At this event, architects, educators, and advocates gathered to explore the process of creating learning and teaching environments where the broadest range of bodies and minds can thrive. Focusing on educational facilities for K-12 students, the presentations examined both the physical design of school buildings and the ways educators create spaces of learning for young people.

In this video, Lauren Melissa Ellzey, Kayla Hamilton, and Kristie Patten, Irina Verona, and Jennifer Carpenter of Verona Carpenter Architects give presentations on creating school environments that serve a broad range of bodies and minds.

The program closed with a panel discussion and an audience Q&A moderated by Irina Verona and Jennifer Carpenter.


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