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ACIDO Rocket Finalist

Pinch Project: Physical Spaces

A work of public furniture/installation which revolves around the theme of invisible disability, in particular that of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).

The goal of the project is to highlight RA, and debunk the notion of it being exclusively a “geriatric” disease, doing so by questioning taboos and stereotypes commonly associated. The hope is that addressing the aforementioned will open the general public up to be inclusive of alternative patient personas and for them contemplate the luxury of their own mobility in the process.

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About the Designer

Ethan Arff, OCAD University

I’m a recent OCAD graduate of Industrial design and my wheelhouse is within furniture and product design. My work seeks to reinterpret materials and processes typical to mass production to that of a smaller scale craft context. Thinking through making, having fun.