Designing autonomy: the right to live independently

A study day in Bologna focusing on accessibility, culture and common goods

Update: The study day on accessibility, culture and cultural heritage that was scheduled for Monday 23 March 2020 in Bologna has been postponed. The new date will be communicated as soon as possible.

As part of the path to support the nomination of Bologna for the European Accessible City Award 2021, ROCK project  promotes a study day on accessibility to cultural heritage coordinated by University of Bologna and Fondazione Innovazione Urbana.

This Study Day explores accessibility as a design tool which translates needs, requirements and individual and collective arguments into new services, products and new uses related to Cultural Heritage and cultural contents. Following this approach, the user (citizen) becomes the centre of social life and of public territory’s definition. 

The Study Day is organised in two sessions: 

• The first session will be divided into three working groups. Each group will be coordinated by an expert and a facilitator. Researches, city stakeholders, cultural institutions and disability experts will discuss about different italian and international case studies At the same time, a specific working group with the participation of students of the University of Bologna’s Master studies in Advanced Design and winners of the 2019 edition of Enterprise Garden, the informal school of entrepreneurial culture, organised by Golinelli Foundation, will work togheter to define new solutions for accessibility. 

• The second session will be open to the public. Ideas emerged from the different groups will be connected to Bologna’s Candidacy to European Access City Award

Participation is free. To take part of the working groups session, registration is required by filling this form 

Author: Lama Federica - COBO