UN-LABEL SYMPOSIUM in Turkey
A DAY OF INTERNATIONAL REFLECTION ON INCLUSION IN ART AND CULTURE
Turkey has ratified the UN-Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which should guarantee the full participation of persons with disabilities. However, the reality hardly provides access and possibilities of participation. As a result, people with disabilities are rarely seen in public social life – especially in art and culture.
Where can we locate inclusion in Turkey currently? To what extend can we create opportunities for cultural participation, promoting a social change, despite the difficult political situation?
How can we support artists with disability to access art workshops and productions? How can we develop the implementation of human rights for people with disability in culture, both as audience and participants?
The Un-Label Symposium organized by SKYGD will reflect on these circumstances through lectures and panel discussions. Invited are representatives from organisations of art and culture and disability rights as well as artists, academics and the interested public.
The Symposium will take place on the 14th of May 2017, between 11a.m. – 2p.m. at the Social Incubation Center in Istanbul.
The symposium will be supported by Turkish to English / English to Turkish interpreters. The venue is accessible to wheelchair users.