ACCESS TO DAILY NEEDS
Moderator: Aftab Erfan
Get ready for something different! We’ll hear stories from non-design-experts living and working in Canadian cities, describing their own experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. How did their neighbourhood “pick them up” or “let them down” to provide easy access to the things they needed in their daily lives - food, transportation, child care, recreation, physical activity, socializing, housing, access to nature, employment, etc.. Design professionals will dialogue with these non-experts to uncover how the physical form of these places played a role in the experience of those living and working in these communities. Our guests will consider design elements that has served people well in these communities, what design measures could have been taken so they could perform better during times of crisis, and what design interventions could now be introduced to improve them for those who live and work there.