The Forum of Equality in Culture - Collect, Connect, Create Stockholm, 23-24 May, 2018
Equality, accessibility and new creative technologies in the fields of Science Centers and the Performing Arts
Registration is now open for the Stockholm Forum of Equality in Culture - Collect, Connect, Create, 23-24 May, 2018. The aim of the forum is to exchange ideas and experience on equality and accessibility through new creative technologies in the fields of Science Centers and the Performing Arts.
Deadline for registration is the 16th May 2018. After you have registered, you will shortly after receive an email with information on how to pay your participation fee.
The aim of the forum
The aim of the forum is to exchange ideas and experience on equality and accessibility through new creative technologies in the fields of Science Centers and the Performing Arts.
How can we work to make a change? How can the cultural field be made more accessible from a moral, political and technical perspective? Who is the accessibility for? The programme includes inputs from experts, cases from the fields of science centers and the performing arts, idea development in advisory rings and a workshop on accessibility.
On day one the work will be influenced by the interactive exhibition MegaMind at the National Museum of Science and Technology, while on day two the participants will be inspired by the work of Tyst Teater at Riksteatern, the National Touring Theatre of Sweden. There will be inputs by experts, case presentations and an accessibility workshop. We shall offer a method for idea development for your continuing work. We invite you to bring your own ideas for performances and exhibitions. Your idea is supported and its accessibility is developed further with your new colleagues trough so-called Advisory Rings.
Who is the Forum for?
The aim is to bring together professionals from science centers and the performing arts field throughout the Nordic region. We welcome executives, content planners, creators, sign language theatre makers, media technicians, performance directors, artists with different physical and cognitive variations or who identify as disabled artists, science center and theatre educators as well as experts in technology and in accessibility.
400 SEK | 40 EUR for independent participants and 800 SEK | 80 EUR for participants from institutions. The seminar program, lunches and the light meal on Wednesday evening are included in the participation fee.
If you need support in covering your travel costs, please contact your national Hello Norden office. Information about the Hello Norden.
Languages and accessibility
Our goal is to make the event linguistically accessible including using English as the spoken language. The workshop on day two will be interpreted into Swedish Sign Language. We will work to meet the needs of the participants concerning interpretation for other parts of the programme. Linguistic solutions will be based on the needs of the participants. The conference facilities are fully accessible.
How to get there
Day 1: The National Museum of Science and Technology
09.30 - 11.00 Registration and visit to the interactive exhibition MegaMind
11.00 - 12.00 Lunch
12.00 - 12.15 Welcoming remarks and introduction to the Forum of Equality in Culture
Anki Hellberg-Sågfors, CEO, Arts Adventure, moderator
Rita Paqvalén, Executive Director, Culture for All Service, Finland
12.15 - 13.15 Collect, Connect, Create in MegaMind
Mariana Back, curator and Development Leader and Maria Olsson, Accessibility Manager, The National Museum of Science and Technology
13.15 - 14.45Coffee break
14.45 - 16.30 Idea development in Advisory Ring Groups
In Advisory Ring groups your idea is supported and encouraged by your new colleagues. The participants will reflect on three issues to ensure a good overall experience in each case:
1. How can our work be made more accessible with new technical solutions?
2. In what ways can interaction be enhanced?
3. How—via the senses, the place, the time and the distance—can we deepen the experience?
16.30 - 17.30 Time to change location
17.30 - 18.30 Exhibition at the Swedish Museum of Performing Arts - Inspiration, Accessibility and Equality
18.30 - 20.00 We sum up the day with a light meal and mingle
Day 2 Riksteatern, the National Touring Theatre of Sweden
09.00 - 10.00 Introduction to Riksteatern and Accessibility in the Performing Arts
The vision of Riksteatern: “Performing arts that put thoughts and feelings in motion - for everyone everywhere” Riksteatern produces, mediates, develops, tours and arranges performing arts throughout the country.
10.00 - 12.00 Workshop
Tyst Teater at Riksteatern presents a new perspective on how to use visual effects to enhance accessibility. Artistic director Josette Bushell-Mingo invites the participants to a workshop on how to use performing art as a tool for accessibility and diversity. The workshop will be interpreted into Swedish Sign Language.
Riksteatern’s Tyst Teater is a pioneer in the production of groundbreaking dramatic art in Swedish Sign Language. They aim to push the boundaries while at the same time providing a fixed point for the sign-language audience.
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch
13.00 - 15.00 Sharing knowledge and pitching ideas from the Advisory Rings from day one
15.00 - 16.00 Final discussion and evaluation
tel. + 358 40 725 2495
We hope to meet you at the forum!