and visual disabilities
Forum 'Callenging inequalities', December 2019
The AIAP artist, Liku Maria Takahashi, member of the Japanese
Committee, was invited, in December 2019, by the UNESCO Liaison
Committee of the Unesco NGOs, to make an intervention within
the framework of the Forum 'Challenging inequalities'. This
intervention allowed LM Takahashi to present to the audience
the reasons for which she imagined this MARIS method which allows
the blind people to concretely create works of art, the technique
itself, and the creations that she carried out with blind people,
children and adults. At the end of the Forum, Fatema Binet Ouakka,a
Franco-Moroccan artist, member of the French Committee, offered
to work with her in Morocco, as well as in France, with people
with Alzhieimer disease, in order to be better able to measure
the efficiency of this method on this type of neurological disorders.
[French, PDF] | movie
artist of the Japanese National Committee, Liku Maria
Takahashi, developed a method that allows the blind
and the visually impaired people, not only to 'see', but also
to create works of art. Inspired by the Eastern tradition of
sand painting, LM Takahashi created a 3-dimensional tool that
gives people with visual disabilities the possibility to 'see'
colors and shapes. Thanks to the innovative computer tools,
this method will soon be developed in order to give blind people
the possibility to create without any assistance. In addition,
LM Takahashi uses this work for an highly peaceful purpose,
prompting each participant, grain of sand after grain of sand,
to pray or to make wishes for a nation which is not his own
The method is explained by the artist herself in the following
works | Reaflet.
more pictures through this link.