Open Lab: Curating in the Dark

Project: UK charity

Project Details


Barbican Open Labs give artists the chance to experiment in a working theatrical space without the expectation of a final product. Barbican Open Lab accepts proposals from artists who are at the beginning of a cross arts or participatory idea or question, want to try something that scares them or explore the creative process with new collaborators.

Key findings

* People with and without impairments enhance artistic collaboration
* It is important to include people with impairments in art symposia / seminars to develop their unique perspective
Effective start/end date29/08/171/09/17


  • blindness
  • visual impairment
  • fine art
  • performative art

Research Output

Locke and Hume’s theory of color is interrogated through a case study of Esref Armagan, an artist born blind

Hayhoe, S., Cohen, R. & Garcia-Carrisoza, H., 30 Jun 2019, In : Journal of Blindness Innovation and Research. 9, 1, 3.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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