Place of event
: City ParkAddress
: Mestni park 2000 MariborEvent starts
: 16.11.2012Event ends
: City Park,Mestni park
The Nature Enables project includes installations that enable a versatile sensory perception of the environment through smells, textures, shapes, sounds, etc. The visitors are encouraged to follow the path in the Town Park and in the garden of the Dom invalidskih društev Maribor (Maribor Disability Resource Centre) that will be marked on a tactile map and a digital guide. The path will have several stops which represent the installations of KED Smetumet.
THE TACTILE MAP
The tactile map at the entrance to the Town Park from Trubarjeva Street will be placed for easier orientation of the blind and the visually impaired. It contains reliefs and a legend in Braille. The tactile map also includes marked stations of the Nature Enables project and the important parts of the Town Park that could be particularly interesting for visitors.
THE STORIES OF TREES
Signs with creative descriptions of trees are written in regular print and in Braille. They will be placed on park benches. The stops form a path that reminds the visitors of several characteristics of certain trees in the park. The descriptions will be written at a creative writing workshop and will contain the basic properties as well as sensory perceptions of trees, sounds, colours, etc.
THE DANCE PLATFORM
Dancing steps will be marked with contrast floor footprints that lead the dancing partner. Regarding the chosen dance styles, there will be several dancing steps schemes: English waltz, Cha cha cha and Disco. We will also add wheelchair ruts to invite the individuals in wheelchairs to dance.
A PLACE TO SOCIALISE
A tactile table will be made of different natural materials with diverse reliefs and textures. The benches around will include parts of old wheelchairs and enable access also for physically handicapped people.
THE SOUND INSTALLATIONS
The “mobile” are hanging elements that produce different sounds on touch. In the garden on 15 Trubarjeva Street, percussions, a xylophone and drums will be placed for playing.
THE NATURAL INSTALLATIONS
Raised flower beds, wooden constructions, pipes and interlaced forms will be full of edible and fragrant plants. Wicker nests for birds and squirrels will be placed on trees.
In the garden of the Maribor National Liberation Museum, there is an exhibition of archaeological findings – septarian concretions that were found in Polički Vrh near Šentilj. These roundly shaped septarian concretions were formed in the Panonnian Sea. Besides their shape and dimensions, the septarian concretions are special because of the diversity and the number of minerals they “hide” inside. Visitors can also touch these rocks. Additional information is available on a board in regular print and in Braille or through an audio tape.