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RIBA North West: Many More Parts than M! publication launch

Join The DisOrdinary Architecture Project and RIBA North West for the launch of a new publication reimagining disability, inclusion and access beyond compliance.

Many More Parts than M! is a prototype compendium developed by The DisOrdinary Architecture Project and funded by Arts Council England, aimed at helping architects and built environment professionals design more accessible environments.

It explores ways to engage with built environment accessibility in ways that take us beyond conventional checklists, templates, design guidance and legal compliance.

About the publication

The publication combines provocative ideas and diverse lived experiences with innovative examples, led by the creativity of disabled artists and architects.

Rather than relying on either conventional disability categories (blind, wheelchair-user, deaf) or standard accessibility terms (wayfinding, tactile paving, platform lifts), it is organised around an alphabet of key terms, mostly drawn from disability arts, activism and scholarship.

The catalogue can be read in any order, enabling some immediate creative thinking as well as providing sources for more in-depth information.

Event information

We'll celebrate the launch of the publication with a panel discussion including some of the people involved in its development. Join us for drinks and networking and to get your free copy of the compendium.

Thank you to Ibstock for sponsoring this event and to Manchester School of Architecture for hosting.

If you would like to discuss your attendance and inclusion and/or access needs to attend the event comfortably, please get in touch: or +44 (0)20 7307 38388.