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MaMoMi is a community interest company enhancing the experiences and expanding the possibilities available to blind, visually impaired and those at risk of exclusion.

We facilitate the interpretation of art and design for blind and visually impaired creative enthusiasts.


EVENTS


Sneakers Unboxed: From Studio to Street Multisensory Tour

Saturday 13 June, 10.30 – 12.30

NOTE: CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

This is an image of a Adidas trainer. This is a side view of the white trainer with a lilac blue strip

Image: Adidas trainers.

Image credit: The Design Museum.

Discover how sneaker culture has revolutionised the fashion industry in this multisensory tour for blind and partially sighted visitors.

Please note that this tour is for blind and partially sighted visitors.

View our Events page via this link for more information about this Sneakers Unboxed tour.

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Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers Multisensory Tour

NOTE: CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

We explore the story of electronic music through the technological innovations that changed the way we listen to music in a multisensory tour for blind and partially sighted visitors.

What to expect

Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers explores the club culture, DIY design aesthetic and iconic documentary photography that surround electronic music.

Celebrate 50 years of legendary group Kraftwerk with a 3D show. Step into the visual world of The Chemical Brothers for one of their legendary live shows, as visuals and lights interact to create a new three-dimensional experience.

Please note that this tour is for blind and partially sighted visitors.

Warning: This exhibition contains strobe lighting and flashing lights, which might not be suitable for people with epilepsy.

Core audio-visual installation by 1024 architecture which works in harmony with the exhibition's soundtrack

Image: The sound reactive visual installation, a core audio-visual installation by 1024 architecture which works in harmony with the exhibition’s soundtrack.

Image Credit: The Design Museum.

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MaMoMi Moments: Bridging The Gap.

These weekly talks are our online forum set up to stay in touch with our VI audience, as a direct response to the covid-19 pandemic.

This online platform helps us keep the lines of communication and creativity open.

The caption reads MaMoMi Moments in bold blue branding typeface. An image of a lady wearing an orange shirt and holding modelling clay in her hands and facing towards us. The words Bridging The Gap is written just below the image

Image: The caption reads MaMoMi Moments, in bold blue text. Directly below that is the image of a lady wearing an orange shirt and holding modelling clay in her hands, facing towards us. The words Bridging The Gap is written below the image.

This project was launched on the 6th of April 2020 and continues to hold weekly via the Zoom meeting platform.

Visit the MaMoMi Moments page to view current presentations.

Email us at mamomi.initiative@yahoo.com for more information.


Stitching Together The Patchwork of Southwark Cathedral.

Note: This event was cancelled because of the covid-19 pandemic.

Saturday 28 March 2020.
10.00 – 12.00

The Nave in Southwark Cathedral. The roof looks like an upturned ship and the lines along the arches lead the viewers from the ground all the way to the roof.

Image: The Nave in Southwark Cathedral | Image credit: Eve Milner.

Join this Multisensory Tour for blind and partially sighted visitors as we uncover the history, discover the stories of and explore Southwark Cathedral.

About this tour.

According to one travel writer, Southwark Cathedral is a great, big, friendly lump of a building, just what a cockney cathedral should be!

Led by London Blue Badge Tourist Guide and Southwark Cathedral guide Eve Milner, and supported by Andrew Mashigo, this Multisensory Tour will explore the history of Southwark Cathedral, a magnificent building situated between Guys Hospital, London Bridge station, railway viaducts, office towers and Borough Market.

We will view and be able to touch fragments of the 12th century priory, arches from the 13th century, the most perfect example of an early English Gothic chapel, carved roof bosses from the 15th century and gorgeous monuments created by exiled Huguenot sculptors restored to pristine condition.

We will also hear some previously unheard stories of the cathedral’s survival of the Great Southwark Fire of 1212, the religious rampages of Henry VIII, the German Luftwaffe blitz in 1940 and the violent entry during the London Bridge terror attack of 3rd June 2017.

Please note that this tour is for blind and partially sighted visitors.

View our Events page here for more information.


NEWS

Tactile Maps, Kensington: More Than Just Wayfinding

This is a tactile map installed outside South Kensington tube station.

Image credit: The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Image description: The robust three-dimensional tactile map features colour-coding, raised letters, symbols and braille. The raised letters and braille are depicted in grey colour, the park and open spaces are depicted in green colour, the buildings in purple, the roads in dark blue and bus stops are marked with round yellow symbols. The map is installed on specially designed lectern style stands.

Read more about the Tactile Maps, Kensington: More Than Just Wayfinding blog.


EXHIBITIONS

Dialogue Beyond Sight exhibition 2016


PRESENTATIONS

Museums Association Conference and Exhibition 2017

Andrew delivering the the Beyond Sight workshop at the Museum Practice and careers hub workshops

Image description: Andrew delivers the Beyond Sight workshop at the Museum Practice and Careers Hub Workshop, Manchester.

This was a presentation on the values of interpretation tools, at Museums Association’s Annual Conference and Exhibition at the Manchester Central Convention Centre on 16 and 17 November 2017.


GROUP TOURS

ZSL London Zoo visit summer 2017

Image shows several blind participants listening to the Macaws as they are fed.

Image description: Visually impaired participants listen to the Macaws as they are fed in the bird enclosure.

This image shows Visually impaired participants exploring the zoo, listening, looking and smelling the spatial environment.

Image description: Visually impaired participants listen to the birds squawking.

This is a group image of some visually impaired participants, family and companions at the end of the visit.

Image description: This is a group photograph with visually impaired participants, family and companions.

Read more about the ZSL London Zoo summer 2017 visit in our blog.

Photography: Ryan Prince Art. Image credit: MaMoMi


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