Louvre Museum Event

 

louvre museum with diabilitesThe second annual Accessibility Week at the Louvre Museum raises public awareness of its commitment to making the museum more accessible and more welcoming to visitors of all ages and abilities. Beginning on Wednesday January 25, 2017 Continue reading

La Piscine

Water is undoubtably as fascinating as it is necessary to all earth’s creatures. Many autistics, like our son, are particularly drawn to bodies of water, mesmerized by rain, even obsessed with appliances that use water. Although this attraction requires vigilance from his caretaker Continue reading

Neurocosmopolite

Art performance, RISD 2014 Elisa Palluau

photo courtesy of the artist Elisa Mae Palluau

Designing the built environment to be inclusive of all ages and abilities is a relatively recent concept. Barrier-free architecture, when I was a college student, referred to building construction standards mostly for people with physical handicaps. Currently, accessibility guidelines encompass multisensory accommodations for a range of physical and mental abilities. Yet, it is often the social barriers Continue reading

Fa Si La…

Concerts that make a difference at the Philharmonie de Paris

fasiladifference concerts at the Philharmonie de ParisDepending on the context “There is a first time for everything” has different connotations. Most “firsts” are a mix of anticipation and anxiety. The premiere Fa Si- La différence concert at the Philharmonie de Paris is a perfect example. Continue reading

Petit Louvre

La Petite Galerie at the Louvre

Corps en mouvement-La danse au musée The Body in Movement- Dance and the Museum Exposition October 6, 2016 – July 3, 2017

Less is more. The phrase most often associated with architect Mies van der Rohe was first written in a poem by Robert Browning which begins “Who strive-you don’t know how the others strive” The Louvre intertwines the spirit of both in La Petite Galerie. Continue reading