Seen the Unseen
Nissa Kinzhalina, Muneeb Ali Khan / Kazakhstan
Describe a marginalized person you choose.
The person’s major condition you are trying to deal with.
1. Visual impaired
2. Social minority in creative world
3. Marginalized to express their emotions, feelings and ideas
Describe the design intent for the chosen person.
1. To inscribe a position of the blind community in our cities.
2. To creates an enclosed atmosphere which provides one's soul, the sense of being contained in space. This helps a blind
person to build a clear orientation and to relax, away from the noise of the city.
3. To celebrates and preserves a sense of the movement and harmony of the movements.
4. To converge his/her emotions to record and express their ideas, thoughts and stories to the society and will in the
shelter for another soul to discover spatial and emotional experiences.
The basic idea of the design is to inscribe a position for the blind community in our cities: an enclosure erected with the scaffold pipes, wrapped with felt fabric, holding a thin metal roof at various positions within the grid system, creates an enclosed atmosphere which provides one's soul, the sense of being contained in space. This helps a visually impaired person to build a clear orientation and to relax, away from the noise of the city: while a harmonic loose brick floor preserves a sense of the movement with small clink sounds of wandering steps. The sepulchral experience inside the shelter is arranged in the opaque round columns of felt fabric to form a kind of labyrinth and yet inwardly transparent for a blind person to converge his/her emotions and transcribe messages with Braille typewriter and willed in the shelter for another soul to discover spatial and emotional experiences.
1. Scaffolding Tube (Galvanized Steel)
3m x 4mm x 48.3mm (10FT)
2. Felt fabric
4. Galvanized Steel