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:
Oxo Tower Wharf
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