Practice

Features |

A section where the interdisciplinarity of research and practice meet. Features, stories, research and design, all enable curiosity and empathy to establish advocacy for persons with intelectual disability and non-verbal communication. This is my ‘journey’ documented.


Recent |

Advocacy | 24.05.2021

Parlour article

“Re-imagining communication access in design” a featured article to advocate for persons with intellectual disability who communicate non-verbally.


Media | 13.05.2021

Neos Kosmos Article English Translation

The Neos Kosmos article translated into English.

Media | 23.04.2021

Neos Kosmos Article

A interview with the Neos Kosmos regarding architecture and non-verbal intelectual disability. The article discusses imporance of agecny for non-verbal disability and how designersw can assist in advocating for agency.


Advocacy | 04.2021

Parlour Marion’s List

“PARLOUR: a space to speak – bringing together research, informed opinion and resources; generating debate and discussion; expanding the spaces for women in Australian architecture.”

I am exited to be featured apart of Parlours Marion’s list, exploring women within the building environment profession. Currently writing pieces to contribute to research within architecture, specifically for persons who are non-verbal and have intellectual disabilities, and my challenges as a female in design.


Advocacy | 04.2021

Kingston city council community panel

Kingston Your Future Community Panel member. I am one of 45 people who has been selected to represent the community and make recommendations that will be presented to the Kingston City Council. My role and my goal is to advocate for persons with disability, physical and intellectual disability, making sure they are heard and represented within the community.


Practice | 2020-2021

Visionary Design Development

Visionary Design Development Pty Ltd is an award-winning, transdisciplinary consultancy operating at the intersection of human needs and the built environment. We strive to deliver an equitable, accessible, built environment and believe that the best, people-centred, outcomes result when accessibility is continuously considered from the project outset to completion and beyond.


Practice | 01.04.2021

Melbourne Design Week – A Participatory Urban Aesthetic?

On behalf of the organisers of A Participatory Urban Aesthetic? we would like to say a big THANK YOU for taking part in our event and workshop. A very special thanks to our four guest speakers: Mittul Vahanvati, Ammon Beyerle, Crystal Legacy and Kamil Muhammad who shared thier diverse experiences on participatory design.


EVENT PHOTOGRAPHSFollow the link below to our event website and photographs from the night. We will keep you posted about a publication about participatory design!


Research | 2019

The International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR)

An annual, two-day academic conference that showcases the best in undergraduate research from around the world. I was able to showcase my research in research methods with persons who have a intellectual disability and are non-verbal communicators. My presentation allowed me to present my findings in my honours and how I would take this on through my PhD.


Research | 2019

Ilianna Ginnis MADA NOW honours project

My honours project made it to the MADA Now website, showcasing my research in my final years of Interior Architecture


Consultation | 08.2020

Consultation RIS: Proposal to include minimum accessibility standards for housing in the NCC

A public consultation reponse with Visionary Design Development towards government bodies advocating for accessibility within the National Construction Codes.


Consultation | 09.2020

2020 Review- Disability Standards for education 2005

A public consultation reponse with Visionary Design Development towards the department of education, skills and employment in Australia. The conslutation examined universal design methods, Specific reference to UNCRPD, Reasonable Adjustments: relationship to Premises Standards, relationship to Accessible Transport Standards, Assistance animals, care givers, associates, and Assistive technology, and, Special Measures (Goods, services, and facilities)

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