Belisa - Tool for survivors of child sexual abuse
Designed by Ariadna Sala Nadal, 'Blisa' won the Service Design Category in the Global Design Graduate Show in collaboration with Gucci 2020.
'Balisa' is a therapeutic tool that accompanies and supports survivors of child sexual abuse during the healing process.
'Balisa' provides a series of pieces that facilitate communication between psychologists and survivors through the volume representation of the emotions experienced during the healing process.
Belisa by Ariadna Sala Nadal 1 (2020) by Ariadna Sala NadalGlobal Design Graduate Show
Each emotion is linked to a piece, which are stacked together and form a beacon that the person takes home with the aim of following their emotional management independently and delimiting a safety zone in their home.
Unlike other issues treated in psychological therapy, there are currently no tools available to help manage the trauma caused by child sexual abuse.
Belisa by Ariadna Sala Nadal 8 (2020) by Ariadna Sala NadalGlobal Design Graduate Show
That is why during the research and experimentation process, there was a collaboration with survivors and psychologists who specialise in this subject to help design the tool.
This project reflects on the role of design in the contribution of resources for the improvement of this problem.
At the same time, it contributes to the visibility and increased communication about this taboo subject, which are necessary actions for its eradication.
Belisa by Ariadna Sala Nadal 2 (2020) by Ariadna Sala NadalGlobal Design Graduate Show
"I believe that dedicating yourself to a specific field of design can sometimes limit you. That is why I consider myself an open designer in the creative field, and rely on other disciplines such as graphic design and illustration to express myself in a better way."
"I believe that design, and art in general, can connect you with your environment to change and improve it. It is for this reason that I feel design must be critical within our world."
Belisa by Ariadna Sala Nadal 9 (2020) by Ariadna Sala NadalGlobal Design Graduate Show
"In recent months, I have won two design awards for my final degree project: 'Balisa'. An ‘Ei! Award’ in recognition of the best final degree project in the Human category, and first prize in the ArtsThread Global Design Graduate Show 2020 in the Service Design category."
Belisa by Ariadna Sala Nadal 10 (2020) by Ariadna Sala NadalGlobal Design Graduate Show
"Winning these competitions has allowed me to undertake a postgraduate degree in design, which will begin next year at the University of Elisava." - Ariadna Sala Nadal
FIRST NAME: ARIADNA
LAST NAME: SALA NADAL
UNIVERSITY / COLLEGE: ELISAVA BARCELONA
COURSE / PROGRAM: PRODUCT DESIGN
SPECIALISMS: PRODUCT DESIGN / GRAPHIC DESIGN
WEBSITE: Balisa by Ariadna Sala Nadal