V&A Dundee

Hands of X: Design Meets Disability

Opening Thursday 27 June 2019
  • Dates

    Opening Thursday 27 June 2019

  • Michelin Design Gallery

  • Free

Choosing a prosthetic hand is a complex and deeply personal decision

Hands of X is a collection, designed by Graham Pullin, Andrew Cook, Corinne Hutton and Eddie Small, that encourages wearers to choose from a range of materials and create a hand that feels their own. These choices are nuanced, and the resulting hands are unashamed yet understated. The exhibit will recreate a prototype consultation service that was installed in an eyewear shop.

The exhibition will also unpack the participatory process that brought people with limb difference and amputees together with designers, prosthetists and makers. Visitors will be invited to contribute their experience and imagination by taking part in the next phase of this active research project, exploring how choice can bring a sense of ownership.

Hands of X: Design Meets Disability is being realised in partnership with the University of Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design.

The Michelin Design Gallery is a responsive programme of dynamic and challenging projects. These range from small scale displays exploring the breadth of practice the design world embraces to national projects responding to current design issues.