Milan Design week
9 - 14 April 2019
An unconfortable Setup
An experiential path where the visitor is pushed into an environment specifically created to make them experience some situations, practical and emotional, daily lived by wheelchair users.
An un-comfortable setting for everyone, which thanks to its interactivity will let you sense on your skin the feeling of living in an inadequate environment.
Being measured at the entrance, not being able to see a picture in the exhibition, having to ask for help to open a door, are some of the experiences that the visitor of “Variable Perspectives” is facing. These uncomfortable and sometimes frustrating experiences are the normality for a person in a wheelchair. The visitor discovers new perspectives thanks to an itinerary capable of generating empathy through various situations. The path is not based on invalidating images but rather an alternative concept to promote the birth of new points of view.
Inclusive Design Exhibition
Empathy, a first step towards inclusive design.
4 projects will be exhibiting together with Prospettive Variabili.
By Alain Zanchetta, AtoZED
The trasporta project started with the desire to look at matters from a different perspective and to create a product that could help to overcome some of the challenges of daily life by being functional, cool and non-stigmatizing.
J.o.b meets the need of people with disabilities to have a specific product for the holidays and especially for bathing. The neatech has created and produced “j’amme ‘o bagn” which is not only eye-catching invitation in neapolitan to bathe in the sea.
Sitpad is a rigid seat in plastic material combined with a base that is anchored to a sup through special dedicated scales or even with normal belts. The seat contains and supports the torso in balance thus allowing to concentrate your energies on the paddling.
Since 2014, MinD, Mad in Design has been exploring various creative, inclusive and multidisciplinary projects. It operates in response to situations of distress in the context of psychiatric residential care. It develops strategies that focus on two aspects of design: first, the creative process as a system of relationships that translate into social inclusion and second, the project as a tool for the improvement of the residential care.
Call for Sponsors
We are looking for companies interested in contributing to the success of the event while promoting their social activeness. If Interested, please contact:
The exhibition is the brainchild of Fabrizio Marta – President of the Rotellando Social Promotion Association and
wheelchair – bound serial traveller - to build an experience in which the visitor perceives the perspective
of those with mobility problems.
The challenge was taken up by Liat Rogel,
designer and Social Design lecturer, which brought together
a multidisciplinary team of professionals (designers, architects, illustrators, programmers, photographers).
Antonella Miante and Federico Rossi - FramLab
With the collaboration of:
Mahmoud Saleh Mohammadi
In the heart of the Repubblica del Design, the new district of every-day design between Bovisa and Dergano, the spaces of the PR5 architecture studio next to an iconic yellow bridge that will be completed for the occasion, will host the Variable Perspectives exhibition for the entire duration of the Milan Design Week.