Fonts with Feeling

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Event details

Event date: 
12 June 2019
13 June 2019
14 June 2019
15 June 2019
16 June 2019
Time: 
12:00 - 18:00
Event duration: 
12-6pm, drop in
Type of event: 
Exhibition
Suitability: 
All ages
Access for wheelchair users: 
Yes
Other access provisions or restrictions: 
Currently no diabled toilet, but the venue itself is wheelchair friendly.
Venue name: 
The Bomb Factory
9-15 Elthorne Rd, London
N19 4AJ

Booking

Full: 
FREE

About the event

DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUSTANCES THIS EVENT HAS HAD TO BE CANCELLED

 

In collaboration with the Bomb Factory and the RNIC, "on the mend" present "Fonts with Feeling", an interactive exhibition imagining how people would experience stylised braille. The exhibition challenges the assumption that art can only be visual, looking at ways in which those who are visually impaired can experience art. We are working specifically with people who are blind/ visually impaired to provide a new platform which brings a new audience into the art conversation.

In our everyday lives we rely on written text for communication, but often these aren’t visually accessible to those with vision impairments. Text relies heavily on visual styling through fonts, to convey different types of messages: For instance serif fonts tend to be more academic heavy and rounder fonts for public navigation.

If it is possible to style written text with different fonts, it should be possible to style braille.

In this exhibition, we posit a future when braille is styled to convey different messages. How can we envisage different fonts for braille? How can we use different materials to evoke different emotions? And will this affect how different messages are received: will a fluffy, light feeling braille suit messages with a softer tone?

Where: The Bomb Factory
When: 12th-16th June
Disability access: Yes, has wheelchair access but no disabled toilet.
Event Name: Fonts with Feeling

About the event:

In collaboration with the Bomb Factory and the RNIC, "on the mend" present "Fonts with Feeling", an interactive exhibition imagining how people would experience stylised braille. The exhibition challenges the assumption that art can only be visual, looking at ways in which those who are visually impaired can experience art. We are working specifically with people who are blind/ visually impaired to provide a new platform which brings a new audience into the art conversation.

In our everyday lives we rely on written text for communication, but often these aren’t visually accessible to those with vision impairments. Text relies heavily on visual styling through fonts, to convey different types of messages: For instance serif fonts tend to be more academic heavy and rounder fonts for public navigation. If it is possible to style written text with different fonts, it should be possible to style braille. In this exhibition, we posit a future when braille is styled to convey different messages. How can we envisage different fonts for braille? How can we use different materials to evoke different emotions? And will this affect how different messages are received: will a fluffy, light feeling braille suit messages with a softer tone?

Please let me know what you think and I am really happy to answer any questions you might have on the phone on Wednesday, including whether we want this to be a ticketed event.

Organiser

on the mend
on the mend
hello@onthemend.me

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