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The Inclusion Discourse Series Online Roundtable Discussion

The Inclusion Discourse Series Online Roundtable Discussion

The Inclusion Discourse Series Online Roundtable Discussion

The “Inclusion Discourse Series” is a series of online talks on culture, art, and inclusive practices, which concluded concluded with a live round table discussion held on December 3rd 2021, World Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Project Poster for The Inclusion Discourse Series Online Roundtable Discussion 3rd December 2021

Art and culture have served as an ideal ground for innovative ideas to grow, often acting as catalysts for social change.

But to what extent is art actually from all and addressed to all?

Is art considered democratic, when certain social groups are excluded from its experience? Could the integration of inclusive practices in the cultural sector pave the way for it’s integration in other aspects of everyday life?

Four invited experts from Greece and abroad answer questions from the audience and discuss about applied practices that aim to enable the inclusion of diverse user groups with and without disabilities in experiencing the various facets of culture. Marina Markellou, Kerasia Michalopoulou, Ester Solomon, Joel Snyder and Gregor Strutz elaborate on the topics they presented on their video-talks and exchange opinions on Inclusive Design Principles and Audio Description techniques, about inclusive practices that the artists can adopt to render their artworks inclusive and apply during the creative process, and last present the Issues of Copyrights and the Framework for the protection of Intellectual Property when creating inclusive tactile representations of artworks.

To watch the Online Discussion press the button below:

Invited Experts:

Marina Markellou (GR), Lawyer specialised in Copyright Law, Ph.D. in Law University of Athens-University of Montpellier I, Post-Doc Researcher and Research Associate at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences-Department of Communication, Media and Culture

Kerasia Michalopoulou (GR), Audio Describer, Liminal Access

Joel Snyder (USA), Ph.D., President, Audio Description Associates, LLC, Director, Audio Description Project, ACB

Esther Solomon (GR), Assistant Professor in Museum Studies, Department of Fine Arts and Art Sciences, University of Ioannina, Greece

Gregor Strutz (DE), Product & Graphic Designer, Founder & Managing Director Inkl. Design GmbH Design Agency


Duration: October – December 2021

Inception-Design-Implementation: Off Stream

Moderators: Stela Anastasaki & Christina Vlachou

Event Direction: Argyro Barata

Production Assistant: Zina Lefkou

Communication: Despoina Polychronidou

Camera: George Kogias

Visual Identity: Post-Spectacular Office

Graphics: Dimitris Lelakis & Mariza Tsakona

Motion Graphic Sound Design: Adam Siagas

Translation: Glossima & Wehrheim

International Sign Language Interpretation: Smiyl School, Spyros Kouzelis, Apostolis Margaritidis

The event is part of the series of online talks on culture, art, and inclusive practices “The Inclusion Discourse Series” and was realised by Off Stream under the auspices and with the financial support of the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports in 2021.

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