Trading Places show in Japan
The Trading Places exhibition has been renamed Shared Innovation - Ten Years of inclusive Design for the Japanese tour.
The show celebrates the encounters between disabled design partners and more than 1000 designers who have taken part in the Challenge Workshops. The results are shown through images, film, prototypes and detailed case studies.
The original Trading Places exhibition was first shown in April 2010 at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. It travelled to the Institute of Human Centered Design in Boston and was then showcased in Seoul at Design Korea.
For its Tokyo showing, Shared Innovation has been expanded to include a special section on two pioneering workshops held in Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina, and Zagreb in Croatia. These explore a new design-led model for sheltered workshops employing disabled people based on a
process of co-design, which has many lessons for Japan and elsewhere.
The show is curated by Julia Cassim, Visiting Senior Fellow of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, who runs the Challenge Workshops programme. Julia was named in Design Week's Hot 50 in 2010 as one of the most influential players in UK design.