Director, Mapping Access Project Vanderbilt University
Aimi Hamraie is assistant professor of Medicine, Health, & Society at Vanderbilt University, where they also direct the Critical Design Lab and Mapping Access project. Hamraie’s work brings historical and philosophical perspectives to bear on human-centered design. Hamraie is the author of Building Access: Universal Design and the Politics of Disability (University of Minnesota Press, 2017), as well as numerous articles on disability, Universal Design, architecture, and industrial design. Currently, Hamraie is researching and teaching about the intersections of accessibility, the healthy cities movement, sustainability, and evidence-based design for a book titled Enlivened City: public bodies, healthy spaces, livable worlds.