Round table on access to art and reading
Tuesday 21 February from 10.00 am to 1.30 pm
Palazzo delle Esposizioni – Forum
To wind up its exhibition of touch-books and touch-works entitled Sensi Unici and to mark International Braille Day, the Palazzo delle Esposizioni's Art Workshop will be hosting a debate with publishers, medics and typhlologists to reflect on sensory paths, art and the illustrated book as tools for mediation, inclusion and integration.
This encounter marks an important stage in the Points of View project that got off the ground in 2014 with multisensory tours of the exhibition devoted to Frida Kahlo and with the acquisition of Italian and foreign books for the Palazzo delle Esposizioni Art Bookshelf's new "accessibility" section. The project has developed since then with the exhibition entitled Sensi Unici and with pilot projects entitled A Palace All of My Own! and Out of Centre devoted to young cancer-sufferers and to pyschiatric adolescents respectively. Works of art and books are two parallel pathways which the Art Workshop has been pursuing for years and which it wants to carry on pursuing under the banner of accessibility because it is convinced of their educational potential for all.
Different voices and experiences in the Italian panorama will be coming together to attempt to build a participatory and shared ethos resting on inclusive rather than exclusive projects.
- The importance of the illustrated book for the 0-6 age group
Manuela Orrù - paediatrician
- The illustrated touch-book. Stories, experiences and pathways
Francesca Piccardi - Centro di Consulenza Tiflodidattica Assisi - Federazione Nazionale delle Istituzioni Pro Ciechi Onlus
- Visual communication and autism
Enza Crivelli - Clinical educationalist specialising in autism
- Points of view. Projects for access to art and reading
Antonella Veracchi and Michela Tonelli - The Palazzo delle Esposizioni's Art Workshop
coordinated by Della Passarelli – Sinnos edizioni
Palazzo delle Esposizioni – Forum (lower ground floor), Via Milano, 13 Rome – admission free
Interpretation will be provided from Italian into Italian Sign Language and vice-versa