Dr. Wanda Liebermann, an assistant professor of Architecture, was recently awarded funding as a part of the Gibb’s College of Architecture’s Program for Research Enhancement. Each year, this merit-based program grants funds to Gibb’s faculty members in order to increase their research and creative activities.
Dr. Liebermann received the grant to fund the completion of her book manuscript, Architecture’s Disability Problem, in contract with Routledge. The book analyzes architectural documents and built form, and utilizes public media, interviews, and direct professional experience to address the persistence of exclusionary architectural designs.
Dr. Liebermann analyzes design education, code and policy, and projects that challenge code-compliance to understand how architects produce and share knowledge about atypical human bodies. Her book fights for more creative engagement with concepts like accommodation and interdependence with a goal of reconceptualizing relationships between the built environment and the human body.
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