Christina Biliouri at Designersblock London 2010

August 19, 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.

Designersblock London takes place at the Bargehouse:

Bargehouse
Oxo Tower Wharf
Bargehouse Street
South Bank
London SE1 9PH

Designersblock London 2010 23rd – 26th September
Free online registration

Bargehouse is owned and managed by Coin Street Community Builders

Opening times: Designersblock London 2010
23 – 26 September

Thursday 23rd – 10am – 8pm
Friday 10am 24th – 6pm
Saturday 10am 25th – 7pm
Sunday 10am 26th – 6pm

www.coinstreet.org

The London Design Festival