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Thursday, July 21, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Shannon K. Larson
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Are you planning an exhibition or public program? Join us for the third annual Experiments in Exhibition Workshop, "Moving Beyond (Dis)ability Accommodation with Universal Design," to learn more about designing for everyone, not through special add-ons, but through fully integrated methods of inclusion.

This year's Workshop, organized in collaboration with HistoryMiami Museum, explores the philosophy, principles, and techniques of Universal Design to ask how folklorists can move beyond "compliance" or "accommodation" in exhibition and public program development toward holistic inclusiveness, regardless of one's (dis)ability, age, or background. Using HistoryMiami's Folklife Gallery, Valerie Fletcher (Executive Director, Institute for Human Centered Design) will lead participants through hands-on activities, revealing methods that avoid marginalizing or stigmatizing and embody the Institute's core belief that "variation in human ability is ordinary, not special, and affects most of us for some part of our lives." 

Valerie Fletcher has a masters degree in ethics and public policy from Harvard University and has been Executive Director of the Institute for Human Centered Design, a nonprofit based in Boston, since 1998.

To learn more about the Institute for Human Centered Design, visit the website at

This is the Third Annual Experiments in Exhibition workshop sponsored by the AFS Folklore and Museums Section, and is organized in collaboration with HistoryMiami Museum.

When: Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 12:30--4:30 pm
Where: HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Admission: $40 per person

To purchase tickets, go to


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