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SOUR Discusses ‘Understanding Architecture’s Role in Designing Inclusive Spaces’ on the This Is HCD Podcast

September 29, 2020

As guest speaker on the This Is HCD Podcast, SOUR dives into architecture’s responsibility in addressing the complexities of social and urban issues, while  providing inclusive spaces that promote wellbeing and health.

This is HCD aims to educate and empower people about human-centered design. This podcast brings together thought-leaders from various disciplines  (like service design, user experience, interaction design, and product management) to discuss the craft and to better understand what it means to work in human-centric methods.

During the episode, Pinar Guvenc (Partner SOUR) and host Gerry Scullion (Founder HCD Podcast and This Is Doing) talk about how architecture connects with services as well as how the discipline has evolved over the last few decades. They discuss how architects are caught between their design vision and money-hungry property developers, who ultimately hold not only the purse strings and also most of the control in what is possible. Their discussion emphasizes accessibility in physical places, and what needs to change in order for architects to deliver more inclusive experiences.

You can listen to the full episode here!

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