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The Inclusion Discourse Series

The Inclusion Discourse Series

The Inclusion Discourse Series

The “Inclusion Discourse Series” is a series of online talks on culture, art, and inclusive practices.

The Inclusion Discourse Series Project Poster

Aiming to enhance the discussion about the inclusion of audiences that are usually excluded from experiencing culture, Off Stream invited several experts to share methodologies and good practices through a series of video-talks.

The four invited speakers talk about the Principles of Universal Design and Audio Description Methodologies, present projects addressed to artists on how to make their works accessible to people with visual impairment and raise issues arising from the creation of tactile representations of artworks related to the protection of Intellectual Property Law.

Marina Markellou (GR), Lawyer specialized 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

Topic: “Copyright Challenges of 3D printing artistic works to promote access to persons with a visual impairment”

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

Topic: “Audio description: If Your Eyes Could Speak”

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

Topic: “Creating accessible artworks: The role of the visual artist”

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

Topic: “Inclusive Design: A fundamentally different idea of design”

Image of the Invited Speaker Marina Markellou The Inclusion Discourse Series
Image of the Invited Speaker Joel Snyder The Inclusion Discourse Series
Image of the Invited Speaker Esther Solomon The Inclusion Discourse Series
Image of the Invited Speaker Gregor Strutz The Inclusion Discourse Series

The series of online talks concluded with a live round table discussion held on December 3rd 2021, World Day of Persons with Disabilities. Watch the video of the event by clicking on the button below.

Duration: October – December 2021

Inception-Design-Implementation: Off Stream

Video Editing: George Kogias

Motion Graphic Editing: Adam Siagas

Subtitles: Glossima & Wehrheim

Visual Identity: Post-Spectacular Office

Graphic Design: Dimitris Lelakis, Mariza Tsakona

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

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