Panel Free, drop-in

Diversity in Design

Experts in the fields of art and design discuss the latest innovations in inclusive design with a focus on disability at this panel on UN Day for Persons with Disabilities.

What to expect

This panel will explore recent work in art and design that foregrounds inclusive practice. Innovative approaches across the fields of art, architecture, fashion, dance and product design will be discussed with a specific focus on disability. During the panel we will hear from experts who have placed the individual needs of the user at the centre of their practice. Utilizing a need for inclusive design as a catalyst for creativity, panellists have made concrete contributions to diverse areas of art and design.

This panel marks the International Day for Persons with Disabilities.

Booking information

Adult: Free
Student/concession: Free
Members: Free

Book online below, telephone our Bookings Team on +44 (0)20 3862 5937, or email bookings@designmuseum.org.

Chair

Ella Ritchie

Ella Ritchie is Director of Intoart, an art studio working with people with learning disabilities. Ritchie has championed the inclusion of people with learning disabilities as visible, equal and established artists through ambitious projects for V&A, Whitechapel Gallery, London Design Festival and John Smedley.

Speakers

Rashmi Becker

Rashmi Becker is the founder of inclusive dance company Step Change Studios, established to address the gap in participation opportunities for disabled people. She is a Board Director of Sport England.

Dr Jos Boys

Dr Jos Boys is co-founder of The DisOrdinary Architecture Project with disabled artist Zoe Partington, a platform led by disabled artists to find creative ways of doing dis/ability access and inclusion differently in architecture.

Jessica Ryan Ndegwa

Jessica is the founder of Design for Disability, a start-up that places working with people with disabilities at the core of its practice in a collaborative field.

Natasha Trotman

Natasha Trotman is a designer and researcher whose work focuses on neurodiversity, experience interventions and design as a conduit for new conversations and approaches around mental difference, working with neurodiverse communities and people with varied abilities.