The new walking map 'Art route Rotterdam'

photo Kamali from Bochove

Walking and listening along the new Art route Rotterdam, from Westersingel to Wilhelminapier.

On Friday 8 October, the new walking map will be launched during the 'Week of Accessibility' Art route Rotterdam launched, published by BKOR and Sculpture International Rotterdam. Walking from the Westersingel to the Wilhelminapier you will become acquainted with thirty works of art. Pointed descriptions in Dutch and English offer a wealth of information. That is handy, because nowhere do you see so many beautiful works of art on the street as in Rotterdam. The quality of the works is exceptional and the condition they are in is also very good.

In order to increase the accessibility of the art route, we collaborated with Stichting Oren en Ogen Grond, a party that makes art more accessible for people with a visual or auditory disability. This walking map has a QR code with which audio fragments consisting of image descriptions can be listened to. Oren en Ogen Tekort developed this pilot, called Picture in Sound, for visually impaired people in The Hague and Rotterdam.

On Friday 8 October at 10.30 am the first copy of the map will be presented by Marjolijn van der Meijden (BKOR project leader) to Hanneke Mantel (curator of photography at FENIX Landverhuizersmuseum) on the sculpture terrace on Westersingel. Elvera van Leeuwen of Stichting Oren en Eyes shortage explains the project Picture in Sound. A guided tour will then start at 11.00 a.m. People with and without a visual impairment can experience the images and descriptions together. This tour is guided by Kachiri van Zwam. A second tour starts at 13.30 pm. The maximum group size is 10 people per tour. Film recordings will be made during the walks, so let us know if you prefer not to be in the picture.

Gladly here  Register for the walk on Friday October 8. The card Art route Rotterdam is available from 8 October at Tourist Information Rotterdam and CBK Rotterdam. View here the video which was made by Pia van den Beuken.

The Image in Sound project was made possible in part by the municipality of Rotterdam – Rotterdam Unlimited.