SYMBOLS Stories of cultural life.

Discovery activities for people with disabilities

With an excellent prepared guidance, people with disabilities become aware that cemetery is not just a place of death and sadness.

It is a place of many interesting findings and as people learn about the important people in the cemetery, they are actually learning about themselves and their own history.

All partners have individual experiences in working with people with disabilities, always in collaboration with local associations, foundations, schools or NGOs.
In the framework of this project, the objective is to apply, test and compare a joint/common approach in working with 2 kinds of disabilities: Blindness and Deafness.

The work with that groups will be organized through 2 study visits of 15-25 people by target group. The ARTOUR mobile device will be of course used, but as an accessory complementary tool. The visits will be prepared previously together with the specialized social workers/educators and professionals, in order to adapt the different contents and “stops” to the special capacity of each disability. In that sense, it has to be underlined that, and in particular with blindness, the arts, sculptures and symbols available in cemeteries (as “open-air museums”) are of particular interest since most of them can be touched (something that would be impossible in traditional museums).

Thanks to this specificity, and within this target experience, half-day of each visit will be dedicated to the creation of reproductions of symbols, through mold
grip technique and creation and use of plaster molds or molds for ceramics. Molds for ceramics are particularly interesting for blind people, since the squeeze technique involves pressing the clay into the mold by pinching until the desired forms. It is an attractive and interactive way of approaching sculpted elements.


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