Join us as we welcome Joel Sanders to RSID, where he will present inclusive design strategies for creating safe and accessible public spaces.
Location: Ryerson School of Interior Design, 302 Church St, Room 318
Joel Sanders, FAIA is the Principal of his New York based studio JSA and a Professor of Architecture at Yale University. JSA projects have been featured in international exhibitions including MoMA, SF MoMA, Art Institute of Chicago and Carnegie Museum of Art. The firm has received numerous awards, including six New York Chapter AIA Awards, two New York State AIA Awards, an Interior Design Best of Year Award, and two Design Citations from Progressive Architecture. Editor of Stud: Architectures of Masculinity and Groundwork: Between Landscape and Architecture with Diana Balmori, Sanders’s writings and practice have explored the complex relationship between culture and social space, looking at the impact that evolving cultural forces (such as gender identity and the body, technology and new media, and the nature/culture dualism) have on the designed environment. Most recently, Sanders is collaborating with transgender historian and theorist Susan Stryker on a design/research initiative to come up with an economical and viable prototype for safe practical gender-neutral bathrooms that will foster diversity.