Sensing the city for deaf and hearing children and caregivers.
The city, and particularly public spaces, have a great challenge in the 21st century, to develop new ways of responding to inhabitants’ individualities. This project invites us to conceive a city that includes different ways of sensing the space. We work with the school 197 for deaf children in Montevideo, Uruguay, with the aim of improving the mobility and communication in surrounding public areas. The project proposes the spatial and visual redesign of the shared spaces in a residential block that connect the school and the nearby square in the search to promote its inclusive use, and to integrate the deaf community in spaces in which they live, but cannot occupy.