The ANFA Conference will explore, from a scientific basis, the range of human experiences with elements of architecture, through collaboration between architects and neuroscientists. The goal is to inspire ideas and new collaborations that will ignite change and unlock the potential of Neuroscience for Architecture.
Universal design is a global movement that builds both on the experience of accessible design, and on the reality of the diversity of age and ability in the 21st century, especially in the physical world of buildings, streets, sidewalks, and other outdoor spaces. In this webinar hosted by the Institute for Human Centered Design and moderated by Valerie Fletcher, designers will discuss the intersection of universal and landscape design in their work, and what can be learned and built upon from the international community.
The LEAD® conference continues to be the one place where leaders and newcomers in the field of access to the cultural arts for individuals with disabilities and older adults can meet and mingle with peers, learn about the latest technological advances, get the straight talk on legal issues, and contribute to the collective knowledge base of what does and doesn’t work for building and engaging audiences, patrons, and visitors of all ages and abilities.
There is a transition underway in the design industries, boosted by economic forces, emerging societal challenges, and advances in design research. Whether unsettling or affirming, this shift is changing the tectonics of design research, design delivery, and education in ways that can quickly make current and commonplace approaches outdated. What are examples of these shifts?
Join The National Endowment for the Arts for a webinar at 3pm February 3, 2016 to introduce the white paper from the Summit on Creativity and Aging in America, which was hosted by the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Center for Creative Aging in May 2015. The summit brought together more than 70 experts to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the fields of healthy aging, lifelong learning in the arts, and design for aging communities.
The weekend of July 24-26 brings nation-wide celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. President George H.W. Bush signed the ADA into law on July 26th, 1990, capping decades of legal efforts and activism to end discrimination against people with disabilities. The Smithsonian is partnering with the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts in producing a range of activities to mark this historic moment and highlight the ADA’s on-going legacy in American life.