Mostafa discusses her autism-centered approach and how it aligns with concepts of empathy and human- centred design with the GDTA and the HPI School of Design Thinking, global leaders in the design thinking space. See her full lecture here
Presenting at the panel "Architecture and Inequity: New Practices of Care" at the London Festival of Architecture hosted at the Royal Academy of the Arts, Magda Mostafa presents that ASPECTSS Index as a framework for more equitable design for autism and Neurodiversity. Presenting alongside experts on aging and mobility, issues of intersection and conflict are unpacked and debated. View her presentation and the entire panel
Read Magda Mostafa's interview with Katerina Zachou at the Venice Biennale about her work at the Time Space Existence exhibit and how it interrogates contemporary constructs of inclusion. "I think if we are intentional about taking that step to stretch the user model to be more representative of the spectrum of our human reality, and we remain committed to the true process of design- in that it is from a point of empathy, user-centrism and social responsibility- we can be mor
As part of TJU's Interior Design Program, students investigate the ASPECTSS Index as a framework for inclusion of autistic needs in student housing for Saint Joseph University's ASPIRE program. Magda Mostafa visits with students on campus to review their schemes and provide insight and guidance to their work.
Mostafa presents as part of a panel of experts at the AIA ARCHEx conference in a session titled "Making Space: Designing for Inclusion". She was joined by experts Chris Downey, a blind architect and founder and principal of Architecture for the Blind, as well as Derrick Behm-Josa a deaf urban planner and DeafSpace consultant. https://www.aiava.org/making-space-designing-for-inclusion/
Magda Mostafa presents her conceptual foregrounding and architectural applications of the ASPECTSS Index and what it means for the future of design. She discusses her novel approach of Spectrum Thinking to facilitate the inclusion that this dialogue catalyses. "When we are unable to manage the overstimulation created by the sensory commodification of our spaces, it can be as disabling as a flight of stairs for the wheelchair user" Watch the interview here
Magda Mostafa speaks to Australia's research platform Cities People Love about her autism design concepts and the prospects of the autism friendly city. "As designers we need to get comfortable with the fact that our users exist along a spectrum and have different needs that all need to be legitimised. And that spectrum is abilities, genders, races and ethnicities, and perspectives of how we see and experience space.” Read the full article here
"Mostafa is behind a new guide, with a series of proposed design changes at Dublin City University (DCU) drawn from guidelines she created for inclusive design mindful of the needs of people on the autism spectrum." https://www.dublininquirer.com/2021/06/02/an-architect-reimagines-a-university-campus-making-it-autism-friendly