The accessibility of the urban environment by subtle people is an indispensable condition for achieving the job and for personal autonomy. Significant progress has been made in recent years thanks to technology (handhelds, bigger software, ...). But in order to achieve better autonomy for subversive people, it is necessary to integrate these tools with a different and specific attention to the quality of urban furnishings and the functional elements of information and orientation (signage, etc.). If much has been done in this field to respond to the needs of the blind, not so advanced is the development of solutions to the needs, which are often totally different, of the sub-subjects. Although the number of them is much higher (around one and a half million) than blind people (about 350,000).
For this reason, the project "Young design for subordinate autonomy" has been launched, involving a group of people in collaboration with five young designers (Micol Busca, Chiara Pagano, Caterina Panteghini, Francesca Valerio and Alberto Ghirardello) who will work to develop solutions to encourage the autonomous mobility of people in suburbs. Concrete solutions that will be proposed to public administrations and businesses. From this collaboration was born the exhibition "Passi avanti - Steps Forwards " (via Granelli 1 - Sesto San Giovanni), which will be inaugurated on Tuesday, June 13 (at 7 pm). The exhibition will be open from Wednesday 14 to Saturday 17 June 2017 from 10am to 6pm.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a guided tour conducted by designers, by an institutional greeting by the Municipal Administration of Sesto San Giovanni and by the interventions by Elena Elgani, professor at the School of Design of the Politecnico of Milan, and Paolo Righetti, DAGAD Laboratory . The exhibition will present the solutions developed in the project, both for the urban street environment and for large public service containers, including railway stations and hospitals. The exhibition will be accessible to blind and deaf people thanks to audio files, illustrating project plans, downloadable on smartphones.
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