Course: Various Concepts of Inclusion and Their Implementation in Education and Culture


From 15 September 2021 to 15 December 2021


Garage Museum of Contemporary Art


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.


The course comprises a theoretical and a practical block. Program participants will receive weekly lectures on the history of the inclusive discourse, classic concepts and principles of inclusion, as well as key features of the potential audience inclusive programs are designed for. Lectures will be delivered by scholars and practitioners in the field of inclusion. During the course, participants will learn about various tools to ensure accessibility for people with different backgrounds, study strategies and tactics in the field of inclusive practices, as well as professional ethics basics necessary for an inclusive programs specialist. During the practical block, students will develop a project for the physical and informational adaptation of an existing space, course, event, etc., or an original project based on the principles of inclusion, with the defense of the resulting projects due to take place during the final class. 

After graduation, MSLU will issue a certificate of completing an advanced training program as part of continuing education. Participation in the program is free.


To apply for the course, you must provide:

  1. A higher education diploma in the humanities or a certificate confirming current student status;
  2. A portfolio, including a completed application form and a motivation letter. For the application, please, click on the Fill in the Application button. 


The documents must be sent between August 23 and September 8, 2021, to with the title “Various Concepts of Inclusion and Their Implementation in Education and Culture.” The selection will be made on a competitive basis.

Class size: 15
Course price: free
Classes will be held in a hybrid format (at Garage and online) once a week on Wednesdays from 19:30 to 21:00.