Learning Exhibition Group Tour

Enzo Mari British Sign Language Tour

Join us for a group tour of highlights of the exhibition 'Enzo Mari curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist with Francesca Giacomelli' for D/deaf visitors who use British Sign Language and their companions, facilitated by Edward Richards.

What to expect

Enzo Mari was one of the most significant designers of the 20th century. Based in Milan, he worked across art, graphics, furniture, products, exhibition-making and more for over 60 years. His life’s work is a provocation to raise self-awareness, communicate knowledge and democratise design. Mari’s practice was rooted in his uncompromising belief that design should be at the service of society, not the designer.  

Mari was critical of excess production and consumption, he challenged dominant systems, attempting to grant greater autonomy to makers, and raise consciousness in users. Generations of designers have been inspired by Mari’s enduring and timeless work, which continues to resonate today. 

This group tour will explore highlights of the exhibition, produced and presented by Triennale Milano, with the aim to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of Mari's philosophy, practice and influence.

Exhibition photography by Eva Herzog


Edward Richards

Richards studied Graphic Design at Camberwell College of Arts and since 2002 has enjoyed delivering British Sign Language tours in museums and galleries to the Deaf community. In addition, he has given socio-documentary photography talks on artists including Robert Frank and Elton John’s ‘The Radical Eye’ exhibition at Tate Modern.

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Booking information

Pre-booking required.

• We are happy to accommodate hearing visitors who are learning British Sign Language

• Please ensure you only book if you plan to attend and please cancel your booking in advance if your availability changes

• Suitable Age 12+. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible, ticket holding adult

• Assistance dogs are welcome

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Visit our Terms & Conditions page for further information.

Pay-What-You-Can supports visitors who might find the standard ticket price a barrier.

The exhibition

Enzo Mari curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist with Francesca Giacomelli

This major exhibition celebrates the life and work of one of the greatest Italian designers of the 20th century, Enzo Mari, whose designs have inspired generations of creatives around the world. In partnership with Triennale Milano.

Background image: Enzo Mari exhibition photographed by Eva Herzog.