The second edition of “Design for Inclusion”, an initiative of the Museu del Disseny and Ojalá Projects, is back

The second edition of “Design for Inclusion, the process as a result“, an initiative of the Museu del Disseny and the association Ojalá Projects, has arrived. This second edition features the participation of students from BAU, IED, LCI, the UOC and ESDAPC, who will carry out their product design and interior design projects together with visually impaired people (ONCE) and people in penitentiary social reintegration (Cáritas).

Design for inclusion” is a learning and co-creation project between students from various design universities and groups in vulnerable situations, which this year celebrates its second edition. The initiative is promoted by the Museu del Disseny and the Ojalá Projects Association and aims to generate contexts of interaction, awareness, integration and debate using design methodologies for community empowerment. 

This second edition focuses on the fields of product design and interior design. One of the distinctive aspects of “Design for Inclusion” is the methodology applied throughout the project, which focuses on the process of mutual learning and the recognition of the diverse capacities of the participants in the co-creation work.

On the one hand, several groups of students from BAU (Centro Universitario de Diseño), IED (Centre Superior de Disseny), LCI (Escuela de Diseño y Artes Visuales) and the UOC will develop their product design project with visually impaired people from the ONCE organization (for the inclusion of blind and disabled people). The students and the group will jointly explore how to respond to the difficulties that blind people have in relation to the objects that surround them in their daily lives. The co-creation sessions will take place every Wednesday between 2 March and 25 May. Josep Novell, product designer, will be the tutor for this project. 

On the other hand, a group of students from ESDAP Catalunya (Escola Superior de Disseny i d’Arts Plàstiques de Catalunya) will work on an interior design project with people undergoing social reintegration in prison for the Caritas association. In this case, the focus will be on understanding space as another element of social integration, promoting the concept of home. The co-creation sessions will take place every Tuesday from 1 March to 31 May with Dr. in architecture and ESDAPC teacher Amaya Martínez as tutor.

Apart from the co-creation sessions, the project also includes a series of training sessions to be held at the Museu del Disseny, and throughout the project the students and participants from the organizations will visit the Museum as a source of inspiration and an educational resource for their respective projects. On Tuesday 22 February, a training session was held on “Psychology and Values” and on Thursday 24 February the session was on “Methodologies, Innovation and Social Design“. 

The project will culminate with the final presentation of the co-creation processes for all the groups during the first fortnight of June in the framework of the Barcelona Design Week (date to be confirmed). 

Design for Inclusion” is in line with the promotion of young talent and the reflection and promotion of social design promoted by the Museu del Disseny and Disseny Hub Barcelona.


About Ojalá Projects:

Ojalá Projects is a non-profit association that promotes creativity as a tool for social transformation. It arises from the concern of university teachers to innovate in the education of creative disciplines by promoting social and cultural values. Its hallmark is based on the work between different artistic disciplines, promoting multiculturalism as an elemental factor to increase social awareness.


About ONCE:

ONCE, which in 2018 celebrated its 80th anniversary, is an organization dedicated to the insertion of people who are blind or have another disability in order to improve their personal autonomy and quality of life.


About Càritas:

Càritas is a non-profit organization with the mission of welcoming and working with people in situations of poverty and need so that they can be the protagonists of their own liberation. It includes social action, raising awareness in society and denouncing situations of social injustice.