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The Inclusion Discourse Series

A series of online talks on culture, art, and inclusive practices

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.

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.

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.

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.

Video Talk: Copyright Challenges of 3D printing artworks for the access to persons w/ visual impairment.

Marina Markellou (/ - x)

Joel Snyder (/ - x)

Dr. Snyder (USA), President of Audio Description Associates, LLC and Founder/Senior Consultant of the Audio Description Project of the American Council of the Blind.

Video Talk: Audio Description: If your eyes could speak

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

Video Talk: Creating accessible artworks: The role of the visual artist.

Esther Solomon (/ - x)

Gregor Strutz (/ - x)

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

Video Talk: Inclusive Design: A fundamentally different idea of design.

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.

Project’s Duration: October – December 2021
Inception-Design-Implementation: Off Stream
Video Editing: George Kogias
Motion Graphic Sound Editing: Adam Siagas
Subtitles: Glossima & Wehrheim
Visual Identity: Post-Spectacular Office
Graphic Design: Dimitris Lelakis, Mariza Tsakona

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