LISten Project is the new project by The Blank Educational aimed at increasing accessibility and inclusion of deaf people to the cultural program of The Blank and to the artistic heritage.
The Blank Educational LISten Project selected through an open call 9 deaf and hard hearing people with language skills in Italian Sign Language (LIS) and in Italian to start a training course related to art and cultural mediation.
LISten Project created a staff of mediators skilled in the field of contemporary art and art education, able to plan and conduct educational projects, guided tours and workshops that will be developed within the cultural program of The Blank and in synergy with the museums of Lombardy Region.
Thanks to the cultural mediators of LISten Project, The Blank cultural program is accessible to deaf people through the mediation in Italian Sign Language.
For information on the possibility of organizing guided tours in Italian Sign Language, and for any other enquires, write to: email@example.com
The project is carried out under the patronage of ENS – Ente Nazionale Sordi, with the support of Lombardy Region, Cariplo Foundation, ASM Foundation and Pio Istituto dei Sordi in Milan.
The Blank involves the students of the Scuola Alberghiera of Clusone in an itinerary to discover the languages through which the artistic creativity and research take shape.
From the dialogue with the artist Diego Marcon and its work, the young cooks take some inspiration to design a menu to cook in a special dinner open to the public.
From January to April 2017
TALK ARTISTIC HERITAGE AND DEAF PEOPLE: OBJECTIVES AND ROUTES FOR ACCESSIBILITY AND PARTICIPATION
The conference Artistic heritage and people: objectives and paths for accessibility and participation aim to disseminate and enhance the best accessibility and inclusion practices in museums in Italy and Europe and to promote contamination and the exchange of ideas between operators and International interventions.
The interventions of museum professionals from the Carrara Academy of Bergamo, Castello di Rivoli Education Department Museum of Contemporary Art, GAMeC – Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art of Bergamo, MAMbo – Museum of Modern Art of Bologna, Museum BeGo – Benozzo Gozzoli di Castelfiorentino, Tate of London, we will illustrate some of the main international projects dedicated to making museums spaces accessible to people.
To these are added industry experts such as Carlo di Biase, professional for cultural and museum accessibility, Consuelo Agnesi, architect, consultant and trainer on accessibility, Raffaella Carchio, psychologist, Enrico Dolza, director of the Institute of the Deaf in Turin , Elena Aparicio Mainar, consultant for cultural accessibility of MNCARS and MNTB (Madrid) whose interventions aim to deepen some fundamental elements for a conscious construction of spaces, initiatives and accessible educational projects.
The conference is aimed at museum operators, educators and all professionals in the cultural sector, to share experiences, methodologies and tools for inclusion, in order to guarantee the accessibility of places of culture to the deaf public.
The appointment expanded the objectives of LISten Project, the project aimed at increasing the accessibility and inclusion of the deaf public to the cultural planning of The Blank and to the contemporary artistic heritage, promoted by The Blank Educational and conceived in collaboration with Ilaria Galbusera , Knight of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic for his commitment to spreading knowledge and including diversity.
The LISten Project is carried out with the patronage of ENS and with the support of ASM Foundation, Cariplo Foundation, Pio Istituto dei Sordi, Regione Lombardia.