Join us for a free film screening of Imagine and a conversation on the constraints, considerations, and innovations in designing navigational technology.


Film synopsis: Ian, a specialist in spatial orientation, teaches his blind students to move around without using their canes, encouraging them to risk the unknown. Among them is the beautiful, shy Eva, whom he engages with in an unspoken romance.


6:00pm: Check-In

6:30–8:00pm:  Film screening

8:00pm – 8:30pm: Conversation


Imagine, 2012. Poland. 106 minutes. Written and directed by Andrzej Jakimowski.


Museum admission not required.


This program will be ASL interpreted and real-time captioned. Audio description available. Find out about Cooper Hewitt’s accessibility services.

Cooper Hewitt Lab: Design Access is a free programming series taking place in the first two weeks of February 2018, activating the Barbara and Morton Mandel Design Gallery as a collaborative space for learning and experimentation through interactive activities, workshops, discussions, and more for visitors of all ages and communities. Presented in partnership with New York City’s Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, collaborators include the San Francisco-based studio Creative Growth, Columbia University Digital Storytelling Lab, Google, Mark Morris Dance Group’s Dance for PD, and ReelAbilities Film Festival.


Cooper Hewitt Lab Design Access is made possible by major support from AARP and Ford Foundation.