Published on : Monday, July 25, 2016
designjunction, to be held from September 22 to 25 will host the inaugural Dyslexic Design exhibition this year, an exhibition which explores the connection between dyslexia and the creative industries. The project, in support of the British Dyslexia Association, is to celebrate the work done by dyslexic designers over five days during the London Design Festival.
The Dyslexic Design exhibition, curated by one of the UK’s leading designers Jim Rokos, will challenge perceptions of dyslexia by accentuating the positive effects of living with dyslexia and its close association with design in a bid to remove the stigma sometimes associated with it.
More than 10 leading designers from multiple design disciplines including product, fashion, illustration, home decor and fine art – all of whom are dyslexic – will showcase their work in a striking temporary curated exhibition at designjunction. Confirmed designers include: Sebastian Bergne, Terence Woodgate, Kristjana S Williams, Tom Raffield, Tina Crawford, Rohan Chhabra, Vitamin, and Jim Rokos.
Dyslexic Designers’ work is enriched with the unexpected, made possible by the thinking of a dyslexic mind. For the first time many of these designers are openly talking about the challenges they face in their career paths, with many of their work also demonstrating unusual three-dimensional thinking.
Dyslexic Design exhibition founder Jim Rokos shares, “It is my belief that I am able to design the way I do, because of my dyslexia and not despite it. I also firmly believe that other dyslexic designers have idiosyncratic styles because of their dyslexia. I am delighted designjunction shares my vision and desire to remove the unwanted and unwarranted stigma sometimes associated with dyslexia and in doing so change perceptions of it. We believe dyslexia is something that drives and inspires creative thought and design.”
designjunction’s MD Deborah Spencer says, “This is a subject matter very close to my heart. I had grown up with dyslexia and I believe it played an integral part in leading me down the path of art and design. In some respects this has defined me as a person. It is a great pleasure to support this brilliant project.”