In a series of student-led research projects, KISD students here work with artists from the disability community, prototyping interfaces that incorporate the diversity of human perception and action.

RoboLAB is a sculpture, workshop and gallery for inclusive and accessible art in Cologne’s famous underground culture location Odonien. The goal of the project is prototyping an accessible Odonien while understanding usability not from the point of view of unquestioned normality and the abilities it implies. Instead, the focus is on co-creation, a do-it-yourself and do-it-with-others spirit, and on »aesthetics of access« for which accessibility does not constitute an add-on, but an integral part of the creative process.

Prof. Dr. Lasse Scherffig

Ann-Kathrin Adam, Henrik Barth, Franka Blum, Benjamin Bräuer, Lara Carbonaro, Ananda Chiesa Fatahillah, Helena Fey, Johannes Förster, Omid Fröhlich, Charlotte Groß, Esther Kantorek, Youjin Kim, Lisa-Marleen Mantel, Julian Marticke, Mariam Mikadze, Ruth Müller, Marlene Neumann, Ronja Preuss, Verónica Rodríguez Villarreal, Lukas Ruppert, Antonia Schmeinck, Clara Schmeinck, Janina Schreiber, Viola Stein, Lina Uellendall, Julius Walsch, Hizkia Wibisana, Kjell Wistoff

Project Partners
RoboLAB, Odonien

Funded by
TH Köln Transferfonds

since August 2020