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Hands of X: Design Meets Disability

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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 recreates a prototype consultation service that was installed in an eyewear shop.

The exhibition also unpacks the participatory process that brought people with limb difference and amputees together with designers, prosthetists and makers. Visitors are 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 and supported by players of People's Postcode Lottery.

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