Whilst studying for my master’s Degree in London I worked as a Student Support Worker for students who had a disability or SpecifIc Learning Difference. Closely supporting a student with visual impairment exposed me to new types of situations and challenges. I wanted to share these experiences with others.
Feel is a project that explores the topic of visual impairment, looking particularly at the role the tactile sense plays in experiencing the world.
The project looked to offer an insight into the world of blindness through interactive and experiential learning rather than information. An installation piece prompted viewers to interact with different textures placed in a series of containers. The choice of materials was directed by those whom I had interviewed in my research and carried deep and personal meaning to them. These stories were printed on the bottom of each container and were visible once the participant interacted with the material.
The installation was displayed as part of the London Design Festival 2011.