The hands that want to see
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Through centuries, there has been a historical and philosophical exploration of blindness and a fascination with what the blind actually do ‘see’. Visual culture calls for a meditation on blindness, the invisible, the unseen, the unseeable, and the overlooked. To question blindness is to question what seeing, and sighted experience, entails in itself. Through my diploma, I wanted to raise awareness around blindness and explore the Blind Experience of visual media, such as in The Arts and Architecture. To aid me in my work, I proposed a partial redesign of the new Deichmanske Library in Oslo. The work draws parallels between the blind and the sighted experience of spatial qualities in visual media, and bridges the gap between the different sensuous stimuli derived from vision and touch.