Inclusive Extensions - Shifting Borders by Design
In this three-day workshop, led by Marije Baalman and Simon Dogger, you can learn how to design and build a functional prototype that improves accessibility for people with a visual impairment. We will work together as a group and smaller subgroups, from discussion, concept and experiment to realization, to give you the knowledge, tools and support towards realising your own design.
We are looking for a diverse group of people, all with different abilities, to take part. The workshops are free of entrance, but registration is required and the number of participants is limited. Sign up through this form and please make sure you can join all three days of the workshop.
The workshops aim for a substantial representation of people with disabilities, in the roles of workshop leader, participant and user. By working with disability-led organizations and individuals, we create an inclusive work space and flexible working methods.
For questions about the accessibility of the event or more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The series Inclusive Extensions will focus on how art, design and technology can adapt towards difference and inclusivity in society, recognizing all human value and agency. How inclusive is our current society to people with disabilities? What would an inclusive society look like? What steps need to be taken towards such a society, and what are the solutions that we can design?
Simon Dogger― Artist
Simon Dogger is a designer with a whole new point of view. During his studies at the Design Academy Eindhoven, he lost his sight and was forced to take a long break. He returned as a non-visual designer, with a renewed ability to listen and feel, and a strong drive to regain his independence. Not seeing himself as handicapped, but as someone who takes in information differently, he set out to explore more inclusive forms of communication. His concepts and designs combine visual, auditory and sensory means to improve the quality of life. Not only for the visually impaired, but for all people who could benefit from self-empowering, intuitive tools that help them connect with others and their surroundings.
Marije Baalman― Artist
Marije Baalman is an artist and researcher/developer working in between art & technology, specifically in the field of interactive sound art. She has a diverse background in Applied Physics, Acoustics, Electronic Music, Computation Arts and Interactive Technologies, and has studied and researched at the TU Delft, TU Berlin, and Concordia University. She is interested in the use of wireless sensor networks, code and algorithms to generate patterns and behaviours in realtime. One of her recent projects in development is The Malbody Center, a multiparticipant environment where wearables have become body protheses that mediate our senses. Malbody is a name Marije chose for person who does not function according to the norms of society.