Project Type: Research

Themes: Assistive Technology, Culture and Participation

Multisensory Experiences at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

About the Project

The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games were hosted at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (QEOP) with the view of creating a dynamic new heart of east London. The park was designed to continue the legacy of the Paralympic Games and to create a diverse and inclusive space for all. Our project contributes to this vision by: (i) engaging the disabled community of east London in a conversation about their experiences and perceptions of the QEOP and then (ii) co-creating a multisensory representations of the experience of blind people as a reminder of diversity and inclusion at the park. We hope that our artwork will act as a beacon to the rich network of disabled people across east London and be an accelerator for engagement activities between the GDI Hub’s new lab in UCL East and the local community we look to serve and work with.

The project has been funded by the UCL Culture Beacon Bursary and is led by GDI Hub PhD Students Maryam Bandukda and Kate Burton.

Open Space Experiences of Blind People

Details coming soon.

What does this project involve?

Details coming soon.

Who can participate?

We encourage blind and partially sighted people (and their family members) living in east London and surrounding areas to participate in this project. Please use the contact form at the bottom of this page to register your interest in participating in this project.

Project Team

Maryam Bandukda
PhD Student, Technology-mediated Access to Open Spaces for Blind People

Kate Burton

PhD Student, Museum Tactile Access for Blind People