Creativity beyond words was commissioned by Dyslexia International - a non-profit organisation registered in Belgium.
The project required a space for three distinct activities to be situated in the Salle de Pas Perdus of the UNESCO building; an exhibition area for Creativity beyond words, a product display area for resources and an eating area for lunches and evening receptions.
The aim was to create a space where the forum participants could easily flow between these areas whilst remaining in compliance with UNESCO's safety regulations - not causing obstruction or blocking public access. These objectives had to be realized within a tight budget as the project was voluntary.
The original yellow lattice screens and the very ordinary exhibition white boards are arranged in a gentle curve to soften the linear space and to create visually pleasing optical effects. The open lattice screens allow the passage of natural light, creating a changing pattern of shadows throughout the day without disturbing the exhibition space. Different ambience's are created by light and shadows from the terrace side of the UNESCO building.
Very positive feedback was received from the exhibition and conference visitors from all over the world on their encounter with the refreshing space. Among the Dyslexic exhibitors included Sir Richard Rogers. Shizuka (who has Recovered Dyspraxia herself) also presented her own work to support the exhibition.
SHSH supports Dyslexia International in extending the possibility for children to enjoy learning and develop their creativity.
Scenography : SHSH
Produced by : Dyslexia International and UNESCO
Sponsored by : OLYMPUS