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Design Below the Line: How Design Impacts People Experiencing Poverty

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Poverty and the Arts Studio and Gallery

1207 Dickerson Pike

Nashville, TN 37207

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Design Below the Line: How Design Impacts People Experiencing Poverty

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To design for accessibility means to be inclusive to the needs of ​all users​ including users with disabilities and economic barriers so that they can participate independently in all aspects of our society. Understanding those needs is the key to crafting better and more accessible experiences.

One of the most common problems when designing for accessibility is knowing what needs you should design for. It’s not that we intentionally design to exclude users, it’s just that “we don’t know what we don’t know.” So, when it comes to accessibility, there’s a lot to know.

Join us at our Studio & Gallery in East Nashville for a special Nashville Design Week Art Show and panel with artists and designers who have been impacted by homelessness​ and a variety of disabilities​. Event attendees will hear how design has shaped our artists' lives both positively and negatively, including design in​ ​architecture, transportation, communication, technology, city-planning, and fashion​.​ We’ll also discuss ​hostile architecture, a​ n ​intentional design strategy that uses elements of the built environment to guide or restrict behavior which typically targets people who use or rely on public space more than others. Hostile architecture typically reinforces social divisions and creates problems for all members of the public, especially people without homes, seniors, people with disabilities, and children.

Following the panel, we hope attendees will be inspired to look for ways to make design more accessible in their personal and professional lives. Panel speakers include POVA artists Ben Littrell, AM Hassan, Tre Deuce Ronin, Chris Bandy, Edwin Lockridge, and Kateri Pomeroy.

A light lunch will be provided to guests. A 'pay-what-you-can', suggested ticket price of $10 upon arrival is recommended if partaking in the provided lunch. Guests can also bring their own lunch.

Panel speakers include:

POVA artists Ben Littrell, AM Hassan, Tre Deuce Ronin, Chris Bandy, Edwin Lockridge, and Kateri Pomeroy.

Hosted by Poverty and the Arts (POVA)

Parking Details:

Please park in the back of our building (turn in the alley between POVA and The Transmission Store fence, past the sunset mural) in front of the blue community mural in the back and feel free to come in the back door or walk around to the front.

We ask that attendees make sure to park as close as one would in a parking lot to ensure maximization of our back parking area. Please DO NOT park past the community mural on our neighbors lawn.

Handicap accessible parking is available in front of the building. Street parking is also available along Richardson Ave.

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