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Altro explores inclusive design with neurodiversity focus for Clerkenwell

Visit Altro’s showroom during CDW to be immersed in a journey of discovery about design for neurodiversity. By exploring how people experience spaces differently, expert panel discussions, talks and practical workshops, Altro will share best practice on how to design spaces for everyone.

About 35% of the UK population is thought to be neurodiverse, meaning their brain functions, learns and processes information differently. Altro has been championing the importance of designing spaces to be inclusive through its forum events for specifiers and end-users, and its recent ‘Designing for Neurodiversity’ CPD.

Altro’s showroom programme for CDW draws and expands on this knowledge and experience.
Across the three-day programme, Altro will facilitate talks and discussions with leading experts in the field. Professor Anastasios Maragiannis, award-winning professor of inclusive design at the University of Greenwich, London, will lead a panel discussion. Other speakers include:

  • Sara Darwin, architect and Certified Passivhaus Designer, and principal of Phi Architects. She specialises in low energy sustainable design and designing spaces for autism.
  • Stephanie Kyle, architect and inclusive design consultant at Maber Architects. Her role involves advising other architects, clients and key decision makers on best practice for inclusivity and integrating inclusive design within every architectural stage.
  • Maria Luigia Assirello, who leads on Floyd Slaski’s mental health portfolio. Maria specialises in design for autism friendly environments and has written papers for various groups including the National Autistic Society.

    For those looking for hands-on activities, Altro’s CDW programme includes virtual reality experiences to explore how people experience spaces differently and drop-in mood board workshops looking at how materials help create an inclusive built environment, with sector focuses on education, workspaces, health, home environment and transport.

    Make Altro an essential part of your Clerkenwell Design Week – visit the showroom at 15 Clerkenwell Green from 9am, 23-25 May.

    To find out more about Altro’s Designing for Neurodiversity’ CPD, contact the Customer Care Centre.
    01462 489516
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