Systemic is a commonly used word, especially when discussing big ideas and problems. However, it’s important to recognize what the word means rather than guessing based on the life the word has taken on. Systemic means relating to the entirety… Read More »IDIC: What Does Systemic Actually Mean?
Size-based discrimination, also referred to as fatphobia, is one of the more socially accepted forms of discrimination. However, just because it is socially acceptable does not mean it benefits our world. Fatphobia, as a word, refers to an abnormal phobia,… Read More »IDIC: Addressing Size-Based Discrimination
Ableism is incredibly prevalent, and one of the places its most apparent is ableism in architecture. When we think about it, public buildings should be available to every member of the public, but they are not. First, let’s define ableism.… Read More »IDIC: What is Ableism in Architecture?
It’s the time of year when all the lights twinkle, the carols ring across the radio, and hot cocoa is everywhere. It’s also the time of year when the phrase “happy holidays” becomes controversial, at least on social media. There… Read More »IDIC: What’s in Happy Holidays?
It’s the time of year when plans are made, Hallmark movies are watched, cocoa is poured around a roaring fire, and so on. We just had our first snows on the Colorado Front Range, and that really signals the magical… Read More »IDIC: What’s in a Romantic Relationship? (Holiday Edition)
Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations (IDIC) is a Vulcan concept that appeared first in the original series. Gradually, we learned more about the philosophy and how it saved Vulcan society. IDIC turns up whenever Vulcans do, though it is sometimes… Read More »IDIC: Why We Talk About IDIC
Memory is fallible, and yet collective memories are one of the powerful connectors in society. They serve as one of the touchstones, along with information and generally available knowledge in a given area. Yesterday was the anniversary of September 11,… Read More »IDIC: Collective Memories
One of the things that is often overlooked when we talk about creating change is how the current systems operate. These systems are designed to support the status quo as it currently exists, and changing systems is a challenge. For… Read More »IDIC: Systems Support the Status Quo
August marks the start of the school year in the United States, which is an exciting time for many. Unfortunately, it’s not the same for all students, which stems from broader cultural stigmas such as those around accommodations. Accommodations are… Read More »IDIC: Stigma and Accommodations