Urban Tactility - City of Melbourne
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 Urban Tactility

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Description

Tactile indicators are the raised dots and lines that work like haptic road signs helping people living with blindness or low vision to navigate the city. They physically manifest the accessibility codes and legislation that govern the spaces of the city.

Inspired by the children's games of Blind Man's Bluff and Marco Polo, Urban Tactility uses tactiles in a playful and exploratory way, visually and haptically guiding people around the courtyard - connecting you to the many sensory experiences the Immigration Museum's courtyard offers and to the ways people with blindness or low vision might experience the city. Come along and focus on not what the installation and site looks like but what it feels like, smells like and sounds like.

The project aims to connect people of differing abilities and cultures to this beautiful public space with its rich cultural heritage.

Urban Tactility is designed to highlight how public art and architecture can ignite conversations about important urban issues such as social inclusion, social connectivity and the building of community around public design projects.

Urban Tactility is presented by OoPLA, Open House Melbourne and Cushman & Wakefield – Open House Melbourne's inaugural Inclusivity and Access partner. It's supported by Immigration Museum, City of Melbourne, Vision Australia, RMIT University and University of Melbourne.

Location

Immigration Museum
400-424 Flinders Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Rear Courtyard


Contact details

03 8648 8612
info@ohm.org.au
openhousemelbourne.org/urbanta...


Dates and times

22/07/2019 to 11/08/2019

Mon: 10am – 5pm
Tue: 10am – 5pm
Wed: 10am – 5pm
Thu: 10am – 5pm
Fri: 10am – 5pm
Sat: 10am – 5pm
Sun: 10am – 5pm

Various talks and tours taking place over exhibition period. Visit the website for more information. openhousemelbourne.org/urbantactility


Price

This is a free event


Bookings

Not required


How to get there

Public Transport Victoria


Features

All ages


Accessibility



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