Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and Moscow State Linguistic University announce enrollment for the continuing education program Various Concepts of Inclusion and Their Implementation in Education and Culture. The program is realized as part of a strategic partnership between Garage Inclusive Programs department and Moscow State Linguistic University.
Inclusive programs in Russian cultural institutions have been introduced relatively recently, which is why inclusive programs managers, especially those who are making their first steps in this field, often face a lack of information on the implementation of inclusive practices in culture. Moreover, research conducted by the Inclusive Programs department and published in the first issue of The Garage Journal: Studies in Art, Museums & Culture (“Transitory Parerga: Access and Inclusion in Contemporary Art”) reveals that, when implementing inclusive programs in culture and education, curators and managers rely on different concepts of inclusion and their development strategies are sometimes essentially methodless. The variety of concepts and practices and the lack of a systematic approach can be problematic for fledging professionals.
The program aims to study various concepts of inclusion and the methods of working with the audience corresponding to them, systematizing knowledge about inclusive practices in culture and education, and acquiring skills in the development of inclusive projects, including the adaptation of space and information for people with different backgrounds.