Christina Biliouri Transensing

June 28, 2010

Transensing by Christina Biliouri is a series of objects inspired by the idea of synesthesia. Each piece is designed to improve communication by using another sense to replace the one that has been impaired.

The question she asked herself?

Can we “reallocate” our perception of objects from vision to touch and hearing, just like our brain does when we lose our sight?

The goal of this project is to shift inclusive design from being merely a problem solving process to an emotional approach, which addresses disability on a social context through a sensorial exploration. It is focused on the implications visual impairment has in everyday social transactions. It intends to raise awareness by introducing objects which provoke and invite people to immerse themselves in a new experience where touch and sound are celebrated.