Human Rights

A Sculpture Park


The association "Voir c'est Toucher" has been founded to create and develop sculpture parks for visually impaired people.

The goal of the association is to install sets of bronze sculptures, illustrating tales and stories. They are to be set up in an open air place  available to a large public. The sculptures are particularly made for being touched and come with explanations in Braille writing.

The main responsibilities of the association are fund raising and the promotion of the projects. Its very first goal was the set-up of the Légende d’Automne project in the Parc de la Légende located in Lausanne, a park that has been offered by the City for this purpose.

The association is state-approved and tax-exempt.

Welcome to the park "Légende d'Automne". Initially created for visually impaired people the park fascinates everybody who loves art, fairy tales and magic or just the relaxing walk.

This parc (Légende d’Automne) is the first implementation of the concept « Seeing through Touch ». Eighteen sculptures to be discovered along a 200 metres walk. Each one comes with an open book that explains the scene in conventional and Braille writing. The Automne legend tells,why trees lose their leaves by the end of summer.
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Accessible free of charge at all times, the permanent outdoor facility is open to all and easily accessible for wheelchairs. The park will find it’s place in the middle of the city, close to the Place du Scex and the Cantonal College for Music.

This work of art is one of a kind, in that it features seventeen sculptures illustrating the tale of a tree becoming a violin. Each scene is made to be touched and comes with a text explaining the story step by step in Braille and letters.
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