The Neurodiversity Umbrella Project is an uplifting visual representation of all the different minds we have here in the UK.
Every Umbrella Project installation helps to raise awareness and understanding of neurodiversity. Colourful umbrellas are strung together over public spaces, in schools, and in company buildings around the nation. Each display is designed to represent the one in five of us who have a neurodevelopmental condition, such as ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia or Tourette’s syndrome. These conditions fall under the umbrella term of neurodiversity.
It is part of the ADHD Foundation – Neurodiversity Charity’s wider campaign to create social change and improve career paths and life chances for neurodiverse individuals by recognising and harnessing the positive skills and contributions that they can bring to a workforce and the wider society.
There will be a free launch event in Stoke-on-Trent City Centre on Saturday 16th July, 10am on Piccadilly with an opening address from the ADHD Foundation’s CEO, Dr. Tony Lloyd; bespoke dance performance by The Crescent Academy, Spoken Word recital by street poet Gareth Williams, and meet the Augmented Reality characters on their debut beneath the Umbrellas.
The umbrellas are up now, and you can see them in Piccadilly in Hanley – see video below.