McMaster University presents:
Inclusive Design for Our Collective Health and Well-being

Friday, February 25, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

Dr Jutta Treviranus is the Director of the Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) and professor in the faculty of Design at OCAD University in Toronto.

Join Dr. Jutta Treviranus when he discusses Inclusive Design and it’s impact on collective well-being.

Our society’s mundane conventions, assumptions, and associated values reduce human diversity and deny complexity and change. This has fed vicious cycles that disproportionately threaten the health and well-being of anyone that is marginalized.

This in turn threatens our collective well-being because, as we have learned during the pandemic, “none of us are safe unless all of us are safe.” Inclusive Design (as established in Canada) proposes that collective well-being depends on the edges or margins where diversity is the greatest and complexity and uncertainty cannot be denied. To realign our priorities, what do we need to change, what do we salvage, what might be the impetus for change?