Garage understands inclusion as a set of practices aimed at maintaining diversity in society, ensuring physical accessibility and access to information, changing the environment, and overcoming exclusion and discrimination.
Garage Inclusive Programs Department (established 2015) is actively engaged in work with communities and individual visitors with disabilities. One of its main initiatives involves making a visit to a museum an ordinary and regular activity for people with disabilities or different experiences. To do this, the department invites experts and people with experience and engages them directly in the development of projects and programs. Information on the most successful practices is accumulated on the online resource Experiencing the Museum. Diversity and Inclusion.
In conjunction with the professional community, the department implements projects aimed at illuminating the themes of exclusion, underrepresentation, and social inequality, initiates research and educational projects in the field of inclusion and diversity, and organizes conferences and various public events for a wide audience.
- The history of contemporary art. Workshops for the deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing children of deaf parents12 Mar —23 Apr, 2017Garage Kids' Studio
- 24Feb 2022Public talk by Valeriy Ledenev: The Role of Books in Career, Research, and Life19:30 –21:00Garage RooftopFree
- 20Feb 2022A tour and workshop for kids: Architectural Focus13:00 –16:30Garage Kids' StudioFree, registration required
- 17Feb 2022Public talk by Andrey Kachalyan: Video as a Method of Self-Cognition19:30 –21:00Garage RooftopFree
- 8Feb 2022Public talk by Tonya Trubitsyna: How to Make an Exhibition out of Friendship19:30 –21:00Garage RooftopFree
- 28Jan 2022Public talk by Ilmira Bolotyan: Performance in Life and at Work19:30 –21:00ZoomFree
- 21Jan 2022Tatyana Volkova public talk: Art, Yoga, Activism19:30 –21:00Garage RooftopFree
- The Art of Living and Working. Who Works at Garage? A series of public talks21 Jan —24 Feb, 2022Garage RooftopFree, registration required
Professional ProgramsGarage Inclusive Programs Department runs regular events for professionals, which aim to develop interaction between people with disabilities and various communities, provide a safe space for discussions and new ideas, and systematize knowledge about inclusive practices in Russia.
Inclusive PracticesGarage Museum of Contemporary Art’s Inclusive Programs department presents an online platform that accumulates the experience of Russian and international institutions and experts in the field of inclusion.