Registration is open for the Stockholm Forum of Equality in Culture 23-24 May 2018

april 6, 2018
Laura Vuori

The Forum of Equality in Culture
- Collect, Connect, Create
Stockholm, 23-24 May, 2018

Equality, accessibility and new creative technologies
in the fields of Science Centers and the Performing Arts

Registration is now open for the Stockholm Forum of Equality in Culture – Collect, Connect, Create, 23-24 May, 2018. The aim of the forum is to exchange ideas and experience on equality and accessibility through new creative technologies in the fields of Science Centers and the Performing Arts. Sign up for the forum here

The aim of the forum is to exchange ideas and experience on equality and accessibility through new creative technologies in the fields of Science Centers and the Performing Arts.

How can we work to make a change? How can the cultural field be made more accessible from a moral, political and technical perspective? Who is the accessibility for? The programme includes inputs from experts, cases from the fields of science centers and the performing arts, idea development in advisory rings and a workshop on accessibility.

On day one the work will be influenced by the interactive exhibition MegaMind at the National Museum of Science and Technology, while on day two the participants will be inspired by the work of Tyst Teater at Riksteatern, the National Touring Theatre of Sweden. There will be inputs by experts, case presentations and an accessibility workshop. We shall offer a method for idea development for your continuing work. We invite you to bring your own ideas for performances and exhibitions. Your idea is supported and its accessibility is developed further with your new colleagues trough so-called Advisory Rings.

Registration is now open

The last day to register – May 16 2018. Sign up for the forum here

After you have registered, you will shortly after receive an email with information on how to pay your participation fee.

Who is the forum for?
The aim is to bring together professionals from science centers and the performing arts field throughout the Nordic region. We welcome executives, content planners, creators, sign language theatre makers, media technicians, performance directors, artists with different physical variations or who identify as disabled artists, science center and theatre educators as well as experts in technology and in accessibility.

Participation fee
400 SEK | 40 EUR for independent participants and 800 SEK | 80 EUR for participants from institutions.

Travel costs

If you need support in covering your travel costs, please contact you national Hello Norden office

The Programme

Please find the detailed programme further down and attached to this email as both pdf and as a word-file for better accessibility.

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Programme

The Forum of Equality in Culture
- Collect, Connect, Create
Stockholm, 23-24 May, 2018

Equality, accessibility and new creative technologies
in the fields of Science Centers and the Performing Arts

Welcome to The Forum of Equality in Culture – Collect, Connect, Create! The aim of the forum is to exchange ideas and experience on equality and accessibility through new creative technologies in the fields of Science Centers and the Performing Arts.

On day one the work will be influenced by the interactive exhibition MegaMind at the National Museum of Science and Technology, while on day two the participants will be inspired by the work of Tyst Teater at Riksteatern, the National Touring Theatre of Sweden. There will be inputs by experts, case presentations and an accessibility workshop. We shall offer a method for idea development for your continuing work. We invite you to bring your own ideas for performances and exhibitions. Your idea is supported and its accessibility is developed further with your new colleagues trough so-called Advisory Rings. Sign up for the forum here


Programme

Day 1 The National Museum of Science and Technology

09.30 – 11.00 Registration and visit to the interactive exhibition MegaMind

11.00 – 12.00 Lunch

12.00 – 12.15 Welcoming remarks and introduction to the Forum of Equality in Culture
Anki Hellberg-Sågfors, CEO, Arts Adventure, moderator
Rita Paqvalén, Executive Director, Culture for All Service, Finland

12.15 – 13.15 Collect, Connect, Create in MegaMind

Mariana Back, curator and Development Leader and Maria Olsson, Accessibility Manager, The National Museum of Science and Technology

13.15 – 14.45 Coffee break

14.45 – 16.30 Idea development in Advisory Ring Groups

In Advisory Ring groups your idea is supported and encouraged by your new

colleagues. The participants will reflect on three issues to ensure a good overall experience in each case:

1. How can our work be made more accessible with new technical solutions?

2. In what ways can interaction be enhanced?

3. How—via the senses, the place, the time and the distance—can we

deepen the experience?

16.30 – 17.30 Time to change location

17.30 – 18.30 Exhibition at the Swedish Museum of Performing Arts – Inspiration,
Accessibility and Equality

18.30 – 20.00 We sum up the day with a light meal and mingle

 

Day 2 Riksteatern, the National Touring Theatre of Sweden

09.00 – 10.00 Introduction to Riksteatern and Accessibility in the Performing Arts

The vision of Riksteatern: “Performing arts that put thoughts and feelings in motion – for everyone everywhere” Riksteatern produces, mediates, develops, tours and arranges performing arts throughout the country.

10.00 – 12.00 Workshop

Tyst Teater at Riksteatern presents a new perspective on how to use visual effects to enhance accessibility. Artistic director Josette Bushell-Mingo invites the participants to a workshop on how to use performing art as a tool for accessibility and diversity. The workshop will be interpreted into Swedish Sign Language.

Riksteatern’s Tyst Teater is a pioneer in the production of groundbreaking dramatic art in Swedish Sign Language. They aim to push the boundaries while at the same time providing a fixed point for the sign-language audience.

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch

13.00 – 15.00 Sharing knowledge and pitching ideas from the Advisory Rings from day one

15.00 – 16.00 Final discussion and evaluation

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Participation fee

400 SEK | 40 EUR for independent participants and 800 SEK | 80 EUR for participants from institutions. The seminar program, lunches and the light meal on Wednesday evening are included in the participation fee.

 

Sign up

Registration is now open! Last day to register – May 16 2018. Sign up for the forum here

After you have registered, you will shortly after receive an email with information on how to pay your participation fee.

 

Languages and accessibility

Our goal is to make the event linguistically accessible including using English as the spoken language. The workshop on day two will be interpreted into Swedish Sign Language. We will work to meet the needs of the participants concerning interpretation for other parts of the programme. Linguistic solutions will be based on the needs of the participants. The conference facilities are fully accessible.

Who is the Forum for?
The aim is to bring together professionals from science centers and the performing arts field throughout the Nordic region. We welcome executives, content planners, creators, sign language theatre makers, media technicians, performance directors, artists with different physical and cognitive variations or who identify as disabled artists, science center and theatre educators as well as experts in technology and in accessibility.

How to get there

The National Museum of Science and Technology http://bit.ly/2pt07Hd

The Swedish Museum of Performing Arts http://scenkonstmuseet.se/visit-us/?lang=en

Riksteatern, the National Touring Theatre of Sweden  http://bit.ly/2IGlOwk

 

Organizers

The Forum of Equality in Culture – Collect, Connect, Create is organized by Mega Mind at the Museum of Science and Technology (SE) and Silent Theatre at Riksteatern (SE)
in collaboration with ArtsAdventure (FI), Culture for All Service (FI), the Swedish Museum of Performing Arts (SE), Begripsam (SE) and others.

This forum is a spin off from the Helsinki Forum of Equality in Culture: Accessibility 3.0 arranged in Helsinki in November 2016 by Culture for All Service (FI) in cooperation with organizations on the Finnish arts and accessibility field. This time we meet in Stockholm with the specific themes of equality, accessibility and technical solutions in the fields of Performing Arts and Science Centers.

 

Further information

Anki Hellberg-Sågfors, ArtsAdventure, anki.hellberg@gmail.com tel. + 358 40 725 2495
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/forumofequality/

 

We hope to meet you at the forum!

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Anki Hellberg-Sågfors

on behalf of the organizing committee