Tangible Statistics Linguistics, Tune in Tune Out toolkit, Natasha Trotman 2016
Somerset House Studios resident

Natasha Trotman

Inclusive designer, maker and researcher working with information and multi-sensory experience design.

 

Somerset House Studios
New Wing
enquiries@natashatrotman.com

Trotman's work explores extending the frontiers of knowledge around mental difference, non-typical ways of being and marginalised experiences in addition to also reframing mainstream notions of equality, equity, diversity, and inclusion through an intersectional design lens; forming physical interactions through investigative play to policy design for varied audiences, participants and organisations; one of her most notable works, Tangible Statistics Linguistics, an umbrella project which was nominated for the Helen Hamlyn Snowdon Award for Disability/Inclusive Design, also shown at the V&A. Interrogating notions and western constructs around neurotypes and lived experiences through an interlocked, multi-modal design and neurodivergent lens, underpins her articulated outputs such as interactive installations, participatory events and published peer-reviewed papers. Her works include Tune in Tune Out, part of the Tangible Statistics Linguistics umbrella project; the interactive toolkit sought to harness empathy and awareness concerning divergent neurotypes through set tasks, discussions including analogue and digital interactions.

Tangible Statistics Linguistics, Tune in Tune Out, PROCESS 2
Tangible Statistics Linguistics, Tune in Tune Out toolkit, PROCESS 2, Natasha Trotman 2016

During her residency, Natasha will further develop a multi-modal lexicon around neurodivergence, inclusion and equality design using analogue and digital technologies, focusing on quasi-experimental methods and approaches both in the field and with collaborators in the lab.