Josh Halstead is an epistemic activist working at the intersection of critical disability studies, design pedagogy, and community organizing. A recognized contributor to disability design discourse, they seek to unsettle and rupture normative systems of thought by centering marginalized perspectives. Halstead has been an invited lecturer in academic and industry settings—from Stanford to Google—and is co-author of Extra Bold: A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-Racist, Non-Binary Field Guide for Graphic Designers. Their current project, Cripjoy, is a transnational, majority-BIPOC community of practice focused on reworlding mental health through an intersectional, anti-ableist, and anti-sanist lens.
A selection of Joshua’s recent courses:
- TDS-451A “Reimagining Access: Inclusive Technology for Archives and Special Collections” (Spring 2021)
- TDS-451B “Reimagining Access: Inclusive Technology for Archives and Special Collections” (Summer 2021)
- ENV-254. “Beyond The Ramp: Spaces and Places for All – Sustainable Design Studio” (Summer 2021)