Past Display Ran from 10 February 2018 to 21 October 2018

Without Walls: Disability and Innovation in Building Design

Presented by the V&A+RIBA Architecture Partnership in collaboration with Accentuate. Produced for History of Place, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund

Buildings dictate who feels welcome – this is particularly the case for disabled people. This display charted the shift in design practice from designing for, to designing with, disabled people and asked how we can achieve truly universal design.

Display Highlights

Still from Koolhaas Houselife, Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine, 2008. Courtesy of Bêka & Partners
Architectural model of Hogeweyk Dementia Village, Molenaar, Bol&vanDillen Architects, 2017.
"As far as I'm concerned it's neither public nor convenient", poster for The Spastics Society, Benton and Bowles, about 1979 – 82, UK. Museum no. E.976-2002. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Plan view of church and Chaplain's house, St Saviour's Church, Sir Edward Maufe, 1924. RIBA Collections
Maggie Davis in her kitchen at Grove Road, Andra Nelki, about 1982 – 83. RIBA Collections
Chris Downey reading a Braille architectural plan, Don Fogg, 2017. Courtesy of Don Fogg

Past Events

Without Walls: Disability and Innovation in Building Design
Background image: Chris Downey reading a braille and printed architectural plan, Don Fogg, 2017. © Don Fogg