Twin-pack Research: Digital Technologies and Architecture for a More Inclusive Society

  • Startpage
  • KIT
  • Media
  • Press Releases
  • PI 2022

  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
    • KIT
    • Topics
    • Studies
    • Research
    • Innovation
    • Career
  • KIT
    • Profile
    • Organization
    • People
    • Media
    • Campus Life
    • Locations
  • Media
    • Press Releases
    • News
    • Annual Report
    • Publications
  • Press Releases
    • PI 2023
    • PI 2022
    • Archive Press Releases
  • PI 2022

Press Release 109/2022

Twin-pack Research: Digital Technologies and Architecture for a More Inclusive Society

First of Four New Tandem Professorships Combining the Humanities with Engineering Starts Real-World Lab at KIT

New tandem professorship at KIT: Architect Caroline Karmann (left) and computer scientist Kathrin Gerling (right) will conduct joint research. (Photo: Tanja Meißner, KIT)

An independent life and full participation in all areas of society are goals of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The parties to this Convention have committed to ensuring equal access to the physical environment and to information and communication. Research of the new real-world lab “Accessibility” of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will focus on how digital technologies together with the architecture of buildings and cities, can enable equal and self-determined social participation.

“It is our goal to build a bridge between people, technologies, and their environment. For this reason, we combine computer science research with architecture research,” Professor Kathrin Gerling says, [...]

Read article at kit.edu

Article Taxonomies

Categories: Terms: , , , , ,