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Snoezelen rooms began in the Netherlands in the 1970s as a form of therapy for people with several developmental or intellectual disabilities, and are now available in Japan mainly at welfare facilities. Through light, sound, scent, vibration, tactile materials, and other elements, these special spaces stimulate the senses, creating an environment in which the user, caregiver, and space work in tandem. See, Touch, Hear: Playing by Sensing is an exhibition based on the Snoezelen room concept.
From infants to people with intellectual disabilities and older adults with dementia, some people are unable to express verbally what they are thinking. Such a person might be right next to you. This exhibition features three Snoezelen rooms that stimulate the seven senses (the five basic senses of touch, sight, hearing, smell, and taste as well as the vestibular sense and proprioception) to create forms of nonverbal communication, and more inclusive environments in which people can fully express how they feel and understand one another better.
SnoezeLab., See, Touch, Hear: Playing by Sensing
Dates: Tuesday, March 5–Sunday, March 10, 2024 / 1–7 p.m.
※Family time: 11 a.m.–1 p.m. (during this time, part of the space is opened up so that babies, young children, and children with severe mental and physical disabilities can play safely)
Venue: Civic Creative Base Tokyo [CCBT]
CCBT Art Incubation Program
One of CCBT’s core programs, the Art Incubation Program provides opportunities for creative talent to undertake new projects and makes those processes accessible to the public, facilitating forms of artistic expression, exploration, and action that change our city for the better. Selected through an open call, five artist fellows will act as CCBT partners, developing their projects, making the creative process public, exhibiting the results, and holding workshops and talks.
Details: CCBT Art Incubation Program