“Safety is just a thing men take for granted”: Teaching a Spatial Vocabulary of Equality to Architecture Students

  • Karen Keddy Ball State University
Keywords: safety audit, safety and security, informal surveillance, built environment, gender perceptions

Abstract

Abstract
The focus of this paper is to present a method of teaching architecture students how to learn from conducting a socio-spatial analysis in order to design a safe and secure built environment. This paper illustrates the connections between the learning objectives of a multi-part assignment and issues of citizenship, inclusivity, and equity.

Résumé
L’objet de cet article est de présenter une méthode visant à enseigner aux étudiants en architecture les façons d’apprendre d’une analyse socio-spatiale afin de concevoir un environnement bâti sûr. Cet article illustre les liens entre les objectifs d’apprentissage d’un travail à multiples volets et les enjeux de la citoyenneté, de l’inclusion et de l’équité.

Author Biography

Karen Keddy, Ball State University
Dr. Karen Keddy is an Assistant Professor in the Department ofArchitecture at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. She teaches thecultural and social issues courses in both the undergraduate and the graduateprograms in the department, which highlight social justice issues, universaldesign, and research methods of social analysis.  Her current research is about thepost-disaster medical care after the 1917 Halifax Explosion.

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Published
2015-09-30
Section
37.1- Transgressing Borders/Boundaries: Gendering Space and Place