Eventi & Appuntamenti

SENSIlibri in aTelier


SENSIlibri in aTelier
A dialogue of communication codes
Project aimed at the visually impaired and sighted, aged 0 to 99.
By Museo Tolomeo & ReMida Bologna_Terre d’Acqua

The SENSIlibri project was born out of the collaboration between the Tolomeo museum and the NGO ReMida Bologna_Terre d’Acqua, with the participation of the Botroidi museum during the Arte Fiera 2017 art exhibition, from January 26 to 4 February 2017. The number of visitors (about 2300 between schools, cultural workers, social services for the disabled, journalists, and others), and requests for access to the workshop over the Arte Fiera period have allowed us to create a permanent Atelier.

The project proposes a synesthetic experience within an environment built around the book as a meeting place for visually impaired and sighted people aged 0 to 99.

It may simply be seen as an exhibition, or it may be experienced through workshops.

The starting point are the examples of great masters such as Bruno Munari, Katzumi Komagata, and others, who combined the book with materials, touch, sound and art, creating refined artist’s books, usually handmade, which lend themselves to be read through the hands.

Publishing for children has recently focused on the creation of tactile books designed for children with different visual skills, but as a matter of fact they are books for everyone.

Inside the Museo Tolomeo, located in the Cavazza Institute for the Blind, visitors may find several volumes that reinterpret the theme of the book as a meeting and acknowledgement place. These books include the audio-tactile guides of Bologna, the book and tactile map of the Ravelins of the Sforza Castle in Milan, and publications about pet care and urban gardens.



Every Monday and Wednesday morning from 10 to 12

The activities include:

-A visit to the Museo Tolomeo, among the different objects, technological or otherwise, which have made the history of the Francesco Cavazza Institute for the blind non-profit organization;

-An interaction with the setup of the SENSIlibri Atelier and the creation of individual tactile books to bring to school to continue, share, and read together with classmates.

Price: €5 per child

For info and reservations: e-mail prenotazioni@remidabologna.it, telephone +39 392.2019710 (active Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10.00 to 19.00)