Alex Haagaard

Founding Member of The Disabled List


Alex Haagaard and Liz Jackson are the founding members of The Disabled List, an advocacy collective that engages with disability as a critical design practice. They examine how day-to-day practices of disability are both designerly and exploited by professional design culture.


Alex’s lived experience of chronic illness and Autisticness forms the basis of their design research practice, affording them immersive and ongoing opportunities to study how disabled people are marginalized within design processes. They are interested in leveraging design’s capacity for analyzing, reframing and reimagining toward the dismantling of oppressive systems and institutions.