AccessAbility by Swedish photographer Markus Marcetic, produced by the Swedish Institute shows portraits and personal accounts of 14 individuals with different disabilities. The photos and texts reveal their stories of dreams, hopes, sorrow, love, family, work and spare time.
Design for Dignity is a design exhibition showing 22 Swedish products that use design to improve the quality of life for people with different kinds of disabilities. Sylvia Augustinsson, project manager at SI:
‘Fourteen people shared their life stories with us, which inspired us and resulted in the photographic exhibition AccessAbility. In Sweden we haven’t yet fully won the battle for equality for disabled people. Giving everyone a chance to be seen and heard is a step along the way to stop seeing people with disabilities as a homogeneous group and start seeing them as individuals with different needs.”
The exhibitions have so far been shown in 13 countries in 4 continents. Along with portraits of Swedish people, the exhibition has also frequently included portraits of local people with disabilities. From 8 February until 31 March 2017 it can be viewed at Krokus Centre in Hannover.
The design exhibition, curated by Margarita Matiz Bergfeldt, shows 22 Swedish products that use design to improve the quality of life for people with different kinds of disabilities. The exhibition includes aid resources that compensate for specific needs, products that help caregivers assist and work with people with disabilities, and products that are designed to be easy to use by everyone.