Continuing to Address Disability Inclusion on the Street
Jana Danilović continues to make the street a little more inclusive with her murals and this new painting with a miniature 3-D printed version mounted nearby with a braille description stands out with its birds in flight. Part of a project that includes nine murals in Belgrade made accessible to the blind and sight impaired, this new piece by the Serbian street artist is in Vienna, where organizers hope to inspire enthusiasm in other countries for art that is more accessible.
In town for the annual Zero Project conference held in the United Nations building, Danilović was participating in the “Art in Passing” project created by the platform Street Art Belgrade.
“We are very happy and proud that we had the opportunity to present and realize the project outside of Serbia and to convey our experience to an international audience,” says Street Art Belgrade in a statement.
The reception of the new work and the message during the three-day conference seemed good. Organizers tell us there was interest in the project from conference participants from the USA, Australia, Bulgaria, Israel, and Great Britain. Perhaps it is only a matter of time before more artists begin working with others to create their murals and descriptions for those who are blind or sight impaired. We’ll be pleased to bring them to you when they appear.
“This project quite unexpectedly opened up a new field in art for me, how to act further in my work in order to include the tactile aspect. For most street artists, a democratic approach to art is very important, and it turns out that there is one group of people that is completely excluded, and this is one way to correct that,” says Danilović
To read our two previous articles about Art in Passing click HERE and HERE.