The course is part of the lecture module “Accessibility in Architecture and Cultural Heritage”
Abstract: The course is based on the themes of orientation and accessibility of space, focusing on blind people’s perception. The process of understanding architecture and the tools useful to communicate features that characterize the space will be analysed. Understanding the importance of these factors allows us to highlight some aspects capable of enriching each user’s experience. The aim is to provide knowledge useful for defining a flexible workflow applicable to different case studies and contexts.
Lecturer: Alessandro Meloni, University of Genoa, Department of Architecture and Design (Italy)
Alessandro Meloni is a Ph.D. in Architecture at the University of Genoa, Department of Architecture and Design. He holds a degree in Architecture (2018). He is an adjunct professor in the course “Fundamentals of Representation 1” and teaching support in the course “Representation Methodologies for Design” at the University of Genoa. His research fields concern Drawing, Descriptive Geometry, and Visual Perception. His Ph.D. research was about Perception and Drawing in Architecture. He is taking part in European Research Projects: GenderEX (Gender for Excellence in Research), Milieu (Women, Disability, and Inclusion – Scientific Excellence in Bulgaria), “Compass. Leading Ulysseus to become a European university excellence” (2021-…), working on perception and accessibility of space. He also works in the field of accessibility for cultural heritage and collaborates with the Italian Union of blind and visually impaired people (UICI) and with other local associations and institutions. He was a member of the organizing and scientific committees of the international conference DAI – Drawing for Accessibility and Inclusion (2022). He presented 20 contributions at conferences and he’s the author of 20 publications on geometric foundations and perception of architectural representation.
Part I: 02 November 2023 – start: 12.00 AM – end: 13:00 (Sofia Time)
Part II: 09 November 2023 – start: 11.00 AM – end: 12:00 (SofiaTime)
Format: Online session via Zoom
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