We believe inclusive design should acknowledge those who are lost, consider those who are present, and make room for those who are coming. Some tangible forms of inclusive design in a landscape context include diverse and flexible programming, accessible circulation routes, universal signage, and native planting that supports a range of species.
Missing temporalities was a mission to explore how we can provide pockets of joy and temporal experiences to residents and visitors, regardless of any of the factors that divide us. Experiences with water are an innate need, and something that unites all people. Inclusivity means that no one should feel there are exceptions of use targeted at them, and everyone should be able to explore the same unique experiences at every level.
For our group, inclusive design was a process rooted in empathy that involved acknowledging our differences while also seeking what connects us. We found that play and playfulness was a common thread that builds relationships with ourselves, others, and the world around us.
To us, inclusivity meant fostering a sense of belonging in marginalized groups with honest reflection given to the histories of space and facilitating their interaction through the provision of accessible activities in a non-commercial environment.