Table of Contents
- Ed Roberts Campus
- Gallaudet University 6th Street Development
- Black Women Build
- New Swampscott High School and Senior Center
- Las Abuelitas Kinship Housing
- Side by Side
- Disability × Maternity: A Household User’s Manual for Young Mothers with Disability
- 11th Street Bridge Park
- North Philly Peace Park
- Table Top Apartments
Aging Against the Machine
Block Party: From Independent Living to Disability Communalism
Re:Play Reclaiming the Commons through Play
About the Reading Room
Berkeley: Ground Zero for the Independent Living Movement
As part of Block Party: From Independent Living to Disability Communalism, a large mural displays the blocks where the team has proposed interventions and explains the project’s key architectural and urban concepts.
Black-and-white, comic book-style illustration of two figures speaking to each other, one standing and one seated in a wheelchair. Top text reads “Berkeley: Ground Zero for the Independent Living Movement” and a speech bubble extending from the figure in the wheelchair contains the text, “Did you know that Berkeley was the birthplace of the independent living movement?” A microdot pattern defines the background of the illustration.
Black-and-white, comic book-style illustration with two figures speaking to each other, one standing and one seated in a wheelchair. A speech bubble connected to the figure in the wheelchair contains the text, “In the 1960s and 1970s, disabled people in Berkeley fought for deinstitutionalization, housing autonomy, and improved access to infrastructure and public space.” A microdot pattern defines the background of the illustration.
Black-and-white, comic book-style illustration of a figure seated in a wheelchair at the corner edge of a sidewalk, and using a sledgehammer to chip away at the sidewalk’s edge. Top text reads “People took sledgehammers and created their own curb cuts!” The sidewalk is defined by a black microdot pattern, and the background is blank white.
Black-and-white, comic book-style illustration of a residential streetscape with a few houses and outbuildings, and scattered silhouettes of figures standing, dancing, and using wheelchairs seen in the yards, a window, and on the sidewalk. A speech bubble attached to a figure standing beside a house reads, “Today, the leaders of the Bay Area’s ‘disability justice’ movement bring a more intersectional perspective to disability rights—addressing inequities based on gender, race, and class. The majority of disabled people in the Bay Area, after all, are people of color.” In the foreground, a sign reads “Disability Justice today!“ Bottom text reads, “Our project asks: Can we envision a multiracial disability community that addresses not only individual needs but also shared pleasures and ‘communal luxury’?”
A mostly black-and-white, comic book-style illustration of two forearms and hands rendered as black silhouettes holding an abstracted map, with areas defined by bright pink. Above, a text bubble reads, “In order to build a multiracial disability community in Berkeley, we’ll have to tackle the city’s troubling history of racist urban policies. Berkeley was one of the first cities in the U.S. to institute single-family zoning as a way to keep people of color and poor people out of wealthy white neighborhoods.” The background of the illustration is a pattern of black microdots.