This is Public: Rights to the City
Episode four of This is Public looks at access and inclusivity in the city.
In this episode we look at access and inclusivity in the city, specifically blindness and vision impairment in response to the 2019 Open House Melbourne Urban Tactility program.
Urban Tactility was an installation and public program exploring the sensory city and design + disability. Building on the thought-provoking nature of the Sensory City tours we ran in partnership with OoPLA in 2017 & 2018, the Urban Tactility installation is designed to inspire people to connect with the experience of those living with low vision and blindness and the way they navigate the city.
We explore the underlying two-fold agenda of Urban Tactility – a chance to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes and also think about how the city can be improved and redesigned for different communities and users.
- Christine Philips and Tania Davidge – OoPLA
- Janice Florence – Arts Access Victoria
Photo: Dan Preston