Simona Castricum ‘Supertouch’ Credit- Gianna Mazzeo
Past Event

Room for Everyone: Designing for Inclusivity

The Wheeler Centre


Wed 24 May 12:30pm - 1:30pm


Booking required


The Wheeler Centre
Wheeler Centre, Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC, Australia


Accessible bathroom Auslan interpreted Live stream available Online Seating available Wheelchair accessible

How can inclusive design right past wrongs and create more welcoming public spaces in the future? Examine the vital role of design in creating a more inclusive society at this Melbourne Design Week panel.

Join an informative and exploratory discussion as a panel of design experts examine the crucial role of design in breaking down barriers to social inclusion.

This Melbourne Design Week panel brings together Honeycomb Access & Design Director Jenna Cohen, an architect devoted to designing accessible spaces and providing accessibility guidance to the building sector; Dr Manisha Amin, CEO of the Centre for Inclusive Design, which advocates for audiences that are often overlooked in the design process; and Simona Castricum, a multi-disciplinary creative and academic whose work explores queer and trans intersections in architecture, music, the public realm and civic life.

Together with host Jess Lilley, Triple R broadcaster and co-founder of The Open Arms, they will discuss the principles of inclusive design and why it is essential to an equitable society, looking beyond the practical and into the broader cultural and socio-political implications of design in our public spaces.


This event will also be accessible online via the Wheeler Centre website.

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