Block Party: From Independent Living to Disability Communalism reimagines the architecture and urbanism of a section of Berkeley, California, through the perspectives of disability and housing justice. Created by a multidisciplinary team of disabled and non-disabled architects, artists, and authors, the project asks: What form might a multiracial disability community take today? What kinds of housing and public spaces could support not only “independent living”— a historic demand among disability rights advocates — but also mutual aid and communal flourishing?
Juliana Barton, Co-Curator, Reset: Towards a New Commons; Director, Center for the Arts, Northeastern University
Irene Cheng, Associate Professor, Architecture Program, California College of the Arts; Founding Principal, Cheng + Snyder
David Gissen, Professor of Architecture and Urban History, Parsons School of Design, The New School
Jerron Herman, Artist and Dancer, New York City
Georgina Kleege, University of California, Berkeley
Chip Lord, University of California, Santa Cruz
Brett Snyder, AIA, Associate Professor of Design, University of California, Davis; Founding Principal, Cheng + Snyder