PSID mounts ‘Gabay: Dibuhong Umaakay’
Philippine Daily Inquirer
The Philippine School of Interior Design (PSID) marks its 45th year with “Gabay: Dibuhong Umaakay,” the graduation exhibit of the PSID Advanced Class of 2012, on September 29-October 31, at the former Super Sale Club, SM City North Edsa, Quezon City.
In cooperation with SM City North Edsa Interior Zone and the National Council for Disability Affairs, “Gabay” showcases 20 different spaces designed in creatively planned solutions.
PSID has been known to produce groundbreaking exhibits that become the benchmark of interior design exhibits in the academe. This year’s exhibit delves into a topic rarely discussed in interior design: livable yet stylish spaces for the blind, the deaf, the mute, the crippled, and the elderly.
The 24 spaces will be divided into four main areas: Tanaw (for the visually impaired), Dinig (for the hearing-impaired), Galaw (for the elderly), and Tindig (for the handicapped). The goal is to create environments for the disabled that will help in their healing process, as well as assist the physically impaired and geriatric in their homes and assure their safety while providing comfort and style.
Sponsored by Boysen, Ivan Acuña, APO Flooring and Mity Mike, “Gabay” also aims to raise the exhibit audience’s awareness on the daily challenges of people with disabilities and encourage them to think of solutions for a more barrier-free society.