Matt Lowell, Tamara Barrage and Lana Skaf
By focusing on disabled people’s abilities, rather than their disabilities, this project aims to empower them as individuals and encourage more meaningful interactions with the rest of the Lebanese society.
Living with a disability in Lebanon can often be very challenging, as disabled people still face many issues and social barriers on a daily basis. It is not yet widely recognised how disabled people can positively contribute to their country, which often leaves individuals feeling excluded from society. Working with a group of disabled ceramicists, we aim to highlight their talents through producing a range of ceramic objects that not only show off their abilities, but also allow them to raise debate on their current situation. Our outcome will help alter the stereotype of disability and create a greater understanding of what it means to be disabled.
This project aims to be a catalyst for change in how they currently use their ceramic studio, leading the way for more creativity and freedom of expression within the work they produce.
For more info:
Desmeem: Design & Disability