The course is part of the lecture module “Accessibility in Architecture and Cultural Heritage”
Abstract: How can we make Cultural Heritage more accessible to users with sensory disabilities or neurodiversity? The first step is always to assess our knowledge: in this case, we must ask ourselves what are the methods and tools that allow for effective communication with a blind or deaf person, or people with autism spectrum disorders. Some proposals designed for the communication of cultural contents and the representation of space carried out for and with people with diverse sensory or neurological abilities will be analyzed and participatory activities that allow the knowledge acquired to be shared and put into practice will be proposed.
Lecturer: Cristina Càndito, University of Genoa, Department of Architecture and Design (Italy)
Cristina Càndito is an Associate Professor in Drawing and a member of the teaching body of the Ph.D. program at the Department of Architecture and Design, University of Genoa. She holds degrees in Architecture (1991) and Modern Literature (1998) and she obtained her PhD in Drawing and Surveying in 1999. Her teaching and research activities include Drawing, particularly Descriptive Geometry, History of Representation, using traditional and digital-based applications. She is engaged in teaching and research about gender and disabilities. She participates 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 the history of architectural representation and accessible and inclusive cultural heritage. She has carried out research projects in France and England as well as in Italian research centers and she has been responsible for several University of Genoa Research Projects. She has been a member of Research Projects of National Interest in the field of Modelling and Architectural Perspectives. She was chair of the international conference DAI – Drawing for Accessibility and Inclusion (2022). She presented contributions at 50 conferences and has authored over 100 publications, including 8 books.
Part I: 02 November 2023 – start: 11.00 AM – end: 12:00 (Sofia Time)
Part II: 09 November 2023 – start: 12.00 AM – end: 13:00 (Sofia Time)
Format: Online session via Zoom
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