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Jos Boys

Theatre B117 (Basement), Glyn Davis Building (MSD), University of Melbourne Parkville Campus

Join us for a special guest lecture with design activist and independent scholar Jos Boys, presented with Parlour.

In this talk, Jos will explore how architecture works as a disciplinary practice, and the underpinning frameworks across design methods, professional practices and solution-driven approaches can each act to include some and exclude others.

About the Speaker

Jos Boys is a design activist and independent scholar, with a background in architecture and community-based practice. She was previously Director of the Learning Environments Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Centre at The Bartlett, University College London; with a research focus on creative and inclusive educational spaces both within and beyond the academy. She has worked as a journalist, researcher, consultant, educator and photographer; and has published several books and research articles. Most recently she co-founded, with Zoe Partington, The DisOrdinary Architecture Project, bringing disabled artists into architectural education and practice to critically and creatively re-think access and inclusion.