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Slides for a Keynote presentation at the Design for All Day at Aalto University (May 2015)

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  1. 1. WHO COUNTS ASALL? VISIONS FOR RADICAL DESIGN FOR ALL INCLUSIONSANDALLIANCES Andrea Botero - Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture (Media Lab) Design for All Day - May 29th – 2015
  2. 2. •  I grew up and studied in the periphery of the “majority* word” (Colombia) •  Ended up designing and doing research in the periphery of the “hyper-developed world” (Finland) •  Good at designing/doing cardboard boxes but I am quite happy with my career move to digital stuff many years ago. * Term proposed by Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam Me
  3. 3. “…We now survive illness and injury and live with disability as never before. Although today’s world is a complex place, it is one of our own making, one in which we therefore have the possibility – and the responsibility – to base our designs on the principle of inclusion...”* •  Taken from Design for All Declaration, Stockholm EIDD 2004 •
  4. 4. INCLUSION PARTICIPATION COLLABORATION ? All kinds of slippery connotations Use “inclusion” to think through other 2 issues I am more familiar with
  5. 5. Exclusion Segregation (separation) Integration Inclusion Image source: Shamelessly adapted from few images doing the rounds in social media
  6. 6. Exclusion Integration Inclusion Segregation (separation)
  7. 7. Exclusion Segregation Integration Inclusion
  8. 8. Exclusion Integration Inclusion Segregation (separation)
  9. 9. Exclusion Segregation Integration Inclusion(s)
  10. 10. Inclusion(s) 4 ALL (?)
  11. 11. (1)
  12. 12. “Unlearning sound etiquette - Christine Sun Kim” by Todd Selby (2011) 10:51m I will only show 2-3 min clip from this Originally produced for Nowness (
  13. 13. (1I)
  14. 14. The Accessible icon project site by Sara Hendren and Brian Glenney
  15. 15. The icon’s visual evolution The International Symbol of Access (ISA), also known as the (International) Wheelchair Symbol compared to the AIP proposal (Image taken from the accessible icon project website)
  16. 16. (Image taken from the accessible icon project website) NOTE: it is in the public domain and free of known copyright restrictions the AIP graphic proposal
  17. 17. Note the use of the word “Stencil” Why?
  18. 18. The icon is a starting place---a seed for conversations about accessibility, inclusion, and rights. Image from the Accessible Icon Project website
  19. 19. From Instructables step by step guidelines at
  20. 20. (III)
  21. 21. An article in the Participatory Design Conference 2016 Collaborative extension of biodiversity monitoring protocols in the bird watching community (see it here
  22. 22. Foto of bird doors in an old manor near Hasselt - Belgium Are the birds participants? And can they also be collaborators? After all this is all about protecting their habitats? Long history of other interspecies collaborations (dogs, horses, pigeons)
  23. 23. Is there such a thing as a “bird friendly city”? What does it look like? What does it not look like? Why bother? (2015) The nature of cities (
  24. 24. Cats to Go NZ 2013 Its complicated !
  25. 25. (IV)
  26. 26. Examined Life - Judith Butler & Sunaura Taylor By Astra Taylor (2008) 14:24m v=k0HZaPkF6qE I will only show 2-3 min clip from this
  28. 28. Matters of Fact Matters of Concern (Latourian) Matters of Care (Feminists STS Puig de la Bella Casa)
  29. 29. ‘everything that we do to maintain, continue and repair “our world” so that we can live in it as well as possible.That world includes our bodies, ourselves, and our environment, all that we seek to interweave in a complex, life sustaining web’ (Tronto, 1993: 103; see also Fisher and Tronto, 1990)
  30. 30. “Design for All aims to enable all people to have equal opportunities to participate in every aspect of society. To achieve this, the built environment, everyday objects, services, culture and information – in short, everything that is designed and made by people to be used by people – must be accessible, convenient for everyone in society to use and responsive to evolving human diversity.” * * From The EIDD Stockholm Declaration (2004)