We are pleased to introduce the ‘Universal Design and Accessibility Walk for Arcause 4.0’, as a part of Project UDita 2023-24 (Universal Design is the answer) a collaborative initiative between Mphasis Foundation and AVAS with Ethos Foundation, the Council of Architecture, India and the Indian Institute of Architects as partners.
This campaign will see Architect Gita Balakrishnan, embark upon a 335-kilometre journey on foot from Chennai to Bangalore starting on January 7th, 2024 which is the 4th in the series of explorative journeys of learning and exchange on foot. The primary objective of this walk from Chennai to Bengaluru is focused on raising awareness of Universal Design, a key solution to creating environments that are accessible and inclusive for all individuals, regardless of age, ability, or background.
Do you wanna fund need-based fellowships and spread awareness about our built environment? Donate any contribution that you may see fit towards us making this difference together.
Have you ever witnessed the difference design can make? This is an open invitation for writers to create articles, photo essays, and sketchplorations.
Inclusivity impacts lives. Do you have a Universal design project, ideas, or concepts to prove this? Send us your project and let us exhibit virtually the power of universal design.
Arcause initiatives to highlight the role of design and Architectural Social Resposnibility.
You have the power to impact too. Here is a chance to involve yourself to create awareness about design around you. Use these resources according to your need and spread the design empathy, sensitivity and responsibility.
In Walk for Arcause 1.0 – a 1700 km journey across 7 states to shed light on design impacting lives and understand our focus areas.
Quote of the Day
“Universal design is design that’s usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design.“
– Ron Mace
The longest walk around the world was completed by Jean Beliveau, who walked 46,600 miles around 64 countries. The trip took him 11 years.