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ProAesthetics for Masters Thesis Project | 2008

New perception of disability trough identitarian body aids

This is the first inspirational publication that present disability artifacts in a new light. It is a bridge between user and producer aiming to open their eyes to the possibilities and new values that these vital body accessories can bestow upon the user.
Here disability aids become a stage to discuss, understand and cope with disability, illness and human frailty.

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Back & Neck Braces

Back braces are the first representatives of bodily differences; moulded and tailor-made around the body they are a cumbersome second skin. They are reinterpreted with the aim of transforming them into objects of desire and representative skins.

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Canes & crutches

Canes are one of the most iconic objects of disability, used by a large number of people at any stage of ailment or injury.

They are reinterpreted as extensions of the body; externalizations of the process the body is undertaking or veritable pieces of furniture.

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