Rico Chan is a Hong Kong-based social designer; who explores the relationships between people, technology and our visual environment. He believes that arts, culture and our living environments inspire us, bring us together, and teach us about who we are, despite differences in age, gender, race or physical abilities – in short, that arts and culture are for all.
Rico is the founder and CEO of Beyond Vision Projects (BVP), a newly founded social enterprise that enhances quality of life for the visually impaired, the elderly with low vision and people with learning difficulties by focusing on social inclusiveness, accessibility and employment opportunities.
Rico has organised and engaged in multiple exhibitions; advocating social inclusion and equal accessibility through the Tactile-Audio Interaction System (TAIS) which enable the visually impaired to experience rich visual environments. Currently he is working on a joined exhibition with Another Way of Seeing in Seoul; Korea, and a tactile-audio installation project for the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, which will be launched in early 2019.