Inclusive Campus: Architecture, Intellectual Disability, and Human Values

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As transcendent institutions dedicated to the integral formation of human beings, universities must equip themselves with an urban-architectural corpus that matches their purpose. The planning of a university campus is a sublime exercise, as it must translate the academic institution's intangible mission, vision, and values into constructed forms. The composition of these forms can be nourished from various sources including the emotional perception of vulnerable groups, which lends a higher level of sensitivity to the ideation process for a university campus.

This presentation explores the results of research on criteria for the innovative planning and design of university spaces. We'll discuss Dr. Pablo Campos Calvo-Sotelo's research project "Inclusive Campus", which focused on creating design guidelines that support welcoming environments, with the help of volunteers with intellectual disabilities. Campos Calvo-Sotelo will also discuss his work developing a new campus for the Universidade Agostinho Neto in Angola, the realization of which will serve to help the country advance its educational, economic and social progress.

Dr. Pablo Campos Calvo-Sotelo, Professor of Architectural Composition, Universidad CEU San Pablo

About the Speaker:
Pablo Campos Calvo-Sotelo holds PhDs in both architecture and education, is a researcher on the global topic of architecture for education, and is a member of the Royal Academy of Doctors of Spain (RADE). He has lectured at numerous international institutions including, in the US, Stanford University, UCLA, Columbia University, NYU, Harvard University, NYCCT, and the American Institute of Architects New York (AIANY), as well as McGill University (Montreal), ITESM (Mexico), Sapienza, Naples, and Cagliari (Italy), Porto, Lisbon (Portugal), TU-Delft (Netherlands), Ministry of Education (Bhutan), Athens (Greece), Aalto University (Finland), AAB (Kosovo), and UCAM (Colombia). Since 1989, Campos Calvo-Sotelo has worked as a campus planner, focusing his professional and research activities on the architecture of education. He has published 17 books and more than 90 articles on the subject. Author of the concept of the "Educational Campus", he has designed numerous master plans for universities and their relationship with cities, both in Spain and abroad, including for the University of Salamanca (Spain), Universidad Nacional de Educación (Ecuador), and Universidade Agostinho Neto (Angola). In 2012, he received the Education Leadership Award-World Education for his contribution to education on an international scale. In 2020, he received the International Innovative Research Award in Architecture of Education from the International Society for Scientific Network. In 2024, Campos Calvo-Sotelo will speak at the United Nations Headquarters in New York at the Forum for Peace, Development, and Education.