Panel Discussion: Social Distance, Health, and Inclusive Public Space

MIXdesign team members discuss the relationship between democratic design and COVID-19.

August 6, 2020

Recorded on July 29, 2020.

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

MIXdesign, a New York–based design consultancy and think tank, is dedicated to serving communities that architects have traditionally overlooked. In this video, In this video, team members discuss their experiences designing for public spaces safe and accessible for all people regardless of age, race, gender, religion, and ability, while reflecting on the lessons of inclusive design for a post-COVID world.

Speakers include:

  • Magda Mostafa, author of the Autism ASPECTSS™ Design Index
  • Hansel Bauman, cofounder of the DeafSpace project
  • Quemuel Arroyo, interim president and global head of community at e-scooter docking company Charge; former chief accessibility specialist at the New York City Department of Transportation
  • Joel Sanders, founder of MIXdesign and principal of Joel Sanders Architect.

Marc Tsurumaki, principal of LTL Architects, moderates.