Pro Infirmis (an organisation for the disabled ) has devised the campaign for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities entitled “Because who is perfect?
Get closer.”, it is designed to provoke reflection on the acceptance of people with disabilities.
Physically-disputed people with brittle bone disease, shortened limbs, malformed spine, are used as mannequins. Disabled mannequins will be eliciting astonished looks from passers-by on Zurich’s Bahnhofstrasse today.
Director Alain Gsponer has captured the campaign as a short film. The figures are life-sized, three-dimensional representations of Miss Handicap 2010, Jasmin Rechsteiner, radio presenter and film critic Alex Oberholzer, track and field athlete Urs Kolly, blogger Nadja Schmid and actor Erwin Aljukic. “We often go chasing after ideals instead of accepting life in all its diversity.
Pro Infirmis strives especially for the acceptance of disability and the inclusion of people with disabilities,” says Mark Zumbühl, a member of the Pro Infirmis Executive Board, in describing the campaign.