Spring 2022 Grant Recipient
Cassidy Brown (Architecture)
The architectural research discusses disability politics and its relationship to contemporary spatial development. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated in 2021 that over 1 billion people live with some sort of disability. People with disabilities have been disproportionately affected by the covid-19 pandemic, and the research hopes to understand how cities can be better designed to support various abilities.
The research grant allows for travel to the 2022 Universal Design conference in Brescia, Italy, where leaders in the inclusive environments from around the world will be sharing their expertise with a specific focus on post-covid justice.