Shifting Borders by Design
Location: Het Huis
This series of events will focus on how art, design and technology can adapt towards difference and inclusivity in society, recognizing all human value and agency. How accessible are our current design practices to people with disabilities, and what needs improvement?
These are the core questions in the first discussion event where researchers, artists and designers, of different abilities, exchange ideas from their own field of expertise. Everyone is warmly invited to join and share their thoughts. This event will lay the foundation for a series of three design workshops on accessible design focused on visual impairment and a final presentation event by IMPAKT in 2020. The workshops aim for a substantial representation of people with disabilities, in the roles of workshop leader, participant and user.
For questions about the accessibility of the event or for more information about the workshops:
New Emergences event #21 Image (c) non-linear
Amble Skuse― Speaker
Amble is a disabled composer and artist who works with found sound, oral history interviews, and locations. Her work has been performed internationally from Slovakia to China, by ensembles such as Mr McFalls Chamber, Red Note Ensemble and Rarescale. Her previous career as a Diversity Officer influences her perspective on feminism and intersectionality, supporting work which is driven by the exploration of inequality, structural barriers and decentralized networked organizing. Amble is currently undertaking an AHRC Scholarship PhD exploring performance, improvisation and composition using body sensors with disabled musicians. ambleskuse.net
Marije Baalman― Speaker
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.
Jacqueline Kool― Speaker
Jacqueline Kool works as an independent writer and consultant in disability studies. She was co-founder of Disability Studies in Nederland, and still functions as an ambassador for that organisation. Main themes for her are health and life values, sexuality, participation and representation of people with a disability, and the meaning of expertise by experience. In her work she always searches for the connections between scientific knowledge, experience and practical knowledge.
Simon Dogger― Moderator
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.