Scaffold Episode 81: David Gissen

Architectural historian David Gissen discusses the history and future of disability in the built environment.

David Gissen is a New York-based author, designer, and educator who works in the fields of architecture, landscape, and urban design.

His book, The Architecture of Disability (University of Minnesota Press, 2023) has been praised as “an exhilarating manifesto” and a “complete reshaping about how we view the development and creation of architecture.” The Architecture of Disability offers a critical perspective on histories and futures of buildings, cities, and landscapes — beyond a sole focus on the problems of accessibility.


How to Listen 

Scaffold is a podcast series featuring interviews with architects, artists and designers. Hosted by Matthew Blunderfield and produced by the Architecture Foundation, it is available on Apple PodcastsSpotify, and most major podcast streaming platforms.

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