Artivism: Creating an Inclusive Culture: The Value of Participatory Methods in Co-Designing Accessible Artifacts, with Anastasia Samara and Angeliki Kosma

Lectures & Talks

Artivism: Creating an Inclusive Culture: The Value of Participatory Methods in Co-Designing Accessible Artifacts, with Anastasia Samara and Angeliki Kosma

Monday, April 17, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Open to:
Alumni, Current Students, Faculty & Staff, TC Community

How well do we know our senses and to what extent do we use them when participating in a cultural experience? Inclusive Lines Act and Innovate in Greece, specializing in participatory design and developing its tools. They create projects and workshops that enable participants with and without disabilities to work together on a common basis so as to come to decisions and plan together.

This presentation aims to share more about the utilization of human senses and how to include the people with visual impairment in creative projects. At the end of the presentation, the audience will take part in an inclusive activity, taking an active role in participatory decision making.

Dr. Anastasia Samara is an architect, a cultural manager, a facilitator, a researcher on creative industries and the founder of Inclusive Lines. She has focused many years on her academic development by researching the human-centered aspect of architecture and the preservation of built heritage. Her research has been presented in conferences around Europe and it was part of an exhibition in the Frequency Festival. She lived and worked many years abroad (UK and Germany) but her love for contributing to the cultural sector of her hometown made her establish a professional base in Greece. Inclusive Lines is part of her latest contribution in which she acts as a cultural manager and coordinator. The main goal of her work is to promote participatory design methods in heterogeneous teams in order to create a positive social impact.

Angeliki Kosma is a driven project manager with a background in culture with comprehensive experience leading varying complexity to successful conclusions. Angeliki holds a Master in Cultural Management and Communications from AUTH. Proficient in managing diverse and inclusive initiatives. Experienced in close interactions with internal and external customers, users and sponsors. Has managed teams with dynamic knack to organize, manage and complete projects on time and within budget. Enjoys directing multiple priorities and creating innovative strategies to achieve exceeding objectives.

Where: Online

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Our Inclusive Book

The vision of Artivism: The Power of Art for Social Transformation is to generate a movement with committed social artivists in response to historic global unrest. Artivism aims to generate community through multi-disciplinary teamwork for a more dignified and meaningful coexistence, however you define these terms. The goal of this initiative is to nurture confidence in taking continuous action from wherever you are by means of reciprocity.

Artivism: The Power of Art Social Transformation, grew out of Illuminations of Social Imagination: Learning From Maxine Greene, (Dio Press, 2019), edited by Teachers College alumni Courtney Weida and Carolina Cambronero-Varela, and Dolapo Adeniji-Neill, of Adelphi University. "The concept for this book is inspired by the\ late Maxine Greene (2000), who described her enduring philosophical focus and legacy of social imagination as “the capacity to invent visions of what should be and what might be in our deficient society, on the streets where we live, in our schools” (p. 5). The purpose of this volume is to examine and illuminate the roles of community organizers and educators who are changing lives through public art and community arts projects. This research originally emerged from a well-attended 2018 conference presentation and exhibition at Teachers College, Columbia University, engaging with the local and international community of arts education and arts administration."

-- Publisher's Description

 Artivism: The Power of Art Social Transformation is jointly sponsored by Adelphi University, Sing for Hope, and the Gottesman Libraries.

To request disability-related accommodations, contact OASID at, (212) 678-3689, as early as possible.

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