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Cos’è 4inclusion?
What is 4inclusion?
Il nostro approccio
Our Approach

4inclusion is a group of architects, all women, whose experience and common aim is to enhance diversity because we see diversity as an inescapable necessity of life – a value, a wealth that people can trade and grow by, among and between themselves.

After years of working together at HBgroup, we decided to breathe new life into the theme of inclusion, starting from the critical application of already-existing scientific, cultural and technical instruments, both national and international (first, among all, WHO’s “International Classification of Functioning, Disabilities and Health” and the UN “Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities”).

We are convinced that Universal/Inclusive Design is a valid and real tool that can allow us to reach this objective; we are also convinced that, in a particularly fragile socio-political moment such as the current one, it can safeguard the differences among people from a perspective of reciprocal knowledge and respect for human rights – to the advantage of the individual as well as to the community.


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In promoting Universal/Inclusive Design methods and techniques, we work with a multi-disciplinary and participatory approach.

In both the design and research phases, a proper working plan – beginning with the identification of the real needs of our potential beneficiaries – must be set up by a team of qualified professionals from differing disciplines and knowledge. This implies active involvement by users (through small focus or metaplan groups to wider-scale consultation techniques) throughout the different working stages: from the analysis/conception process to that of experimentation to the summary/solution definition, verifying and correcting the hypotheses that emerge at each stage.

This bottom-up approach is a significant, democratic factor able to improve the quality of projects, generating the sharing of information, perceptions, needs, views and, more generally, implicit and explicit knowledge that then becomes a common “heritage”. Such an approach is particularly appropriate in all those cases in which the acquisition of new knowledge to back up decisions proves necessary (including the evaluation phases).