Diversity Research Laboratory

Date

From 13 January 2021 to 3 March 2021

Diversity Research LaboratoryDiversity Research Laboratory

DESCRIPTION

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, together with the International Laboratory for Social Integration Research at Moscow’s Higher School of Economics, is launching a course on the study of diversity in society.

The course aims to develop an understanding of a wide range of issues regarding diversity and otherness in society, including differences related to age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, and physical and mental characteristics, as well as other social components that affect the construction of individuality. The goal of the course is to discuss and develop methods of social interaction within the context of diversity, which is something characteristic of almost any modern society.

The course is aimed at experts specializing in inclusive practices in the field of education and culture, and at students and young researchers interested in this topic. For two months, course participants will study concepts for understanding inclusion and social diversity in dialogue with leading researchers and practitioners and through problem-oriented group discussions, while learning about practical developments in the field of inclusive programs.

PARTICIPATION

Applications will be accepted until January 8, 2021.

Please send the completed application form and motivation letter to openmuseum@garagemca.org, titling the email “Diversity Research Laboratory.”

Results will be announced within five days of the application closure date.

FILL THE FORM

how to take part

The laboratory format includes lectures and seminars featuring theorists and practitioners in each of the stated areas.

The laboratory will be held online via Zoom.

Schedule

Introduction to the problematic. The history of the evolution of the concept of diversity

Date
January 13, Wednesday
Time
19:00–21:00

Universality as the main production principle in a society based on the concept of diversity

Date
January 20, Wednesday
Time
19:00–21:00

Interculturalism: politics, ideology, everyday life

Date
January 27, Wednesday
Time
19:00–21:00

The multinational state and the policies for diverse ethnocultural groups: discourses and practices

Date
February 3, Wednesday
Time
19:00–21:00

Introduction to gender studies

Date
February 10, Wednesday
Time
19:00–21:00

Age construction and ageism

Date
February 17, Wednesday
Time
19:00–21:00

Ableism and disability studies

Date
February 24, Wednesday
Time
19:00–21:00

Poverty and social exclusion

Date
March 3, Wednesday
Time
19:00–21:00