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Light through Culture: Experiencing Human Rights

The Project

Light through Culture is an international design school which explores the theme of complexity in learning environments. The aim of the school is to weave the newest technologies and the rich existing culture into a new canvas for making and thinking. The school was funded in 2011 by Patrizia Marti (University of Siena) and Kees Overbeeke (Technical University of Eindhoven).

This ehibition proposes a reflection on the individual vs. social perception of human rights, exploring 2 fundamental and controverted articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Article 13: Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state. Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country. Article 19: Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers. Visitors travel through an interactive path, where they experience the application or the negation of such rights. This concurs in stimulating and reinforcing a reflection on their relevance and universality.


Partners: University of Siena, Technical University Eindhoven, Open Light, Interactive Institute Umeå, Museum Santa Maria della Scala.

Tutors: Patrizia Marti, Marcello Flores, Ambra Trotto, Philip Ross, Caroline Hummels.

Team: Jeroen Peeters, Teun Vinken, Sara Giosa, Daniele Internicola, Francesco Laezza, Matteo Sirizzotti

In collaboration with: Iolanda Iacono and Marta Vitolo