Russia's So–Edinenie Deaf-Blind Support Fund and Garage Museum of Contemporary Art invite visitors to take part in a program of events in honor of International Day of the Deafblind.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Garage Atrium and Auditorium
International Day of the Deafblind takes place on June 27th, the birthday of world-famous deafblind American writer Helen Keller. Keller (1880–1968) was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. Despite being unable to see or hear, she was a political activist and philanthropist who published over ten books during her lifetime.
Join New Experience Day at Garage to take part in open studios, experience the joy of collaborative creative work, join a tactile tour of Garage's new building, or learn a new alphabet in a sign language workshop.
A museum guide will accompany each blind person coming for a tour. Sign language interpretation will also be provided for hearing-impaired visitors.
FEEL THE POWER OF THE WORD
Awards Ceremony for the Deafblind Writing Competition
Actors from the Touchable theatre project will read aloud poetry written by the winners.
Sign Language Workshop
Vlad Kolesnikov, expert in programs for disabled visitors at Garage
In this workshop, visitors will learn the basics of dactylology some of its most common gestures, and will have the opportunity to practice their new skills through interacting with deafblind participants.
EXPERIENCE THE DEPTH OF THE MATTER
Open Studios for Kids and Creative Adults
How are cities built? Who decides where to place the streets and the houses? Are there any rules they must follow? This weekend, become an architect and do some urban planning.
Marina Men, tutor at Krug art association, specializing in social and cultural rehabilitation of the deafblind
Learn to work with clay—the most animate material of all—molding and making pottery on a wheel.
Aleksey Yudin, Yuliya Dudurova
Make a mandala and weave your memories into a beaded bracelet.
Galina Novotortseva, expert in programs for disabled visitors at Garage
How can an architect preserve the history of a building? How can a museum work with its history? Touch the past on a tactile tour around Garage’s new building, the former Vremena Goda (Seasons of the Year) restaurant built in 1968.