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Calling artists, arts organizers, and event planners: join us for the 5th edition of MEETS (Monthly ELAN Evolving Themed Sessions), in which ELAN member and Access Activator Salima Punjani will lead us through visual storytelling as accessible creative practice.
Visual stories are image described photographs that support people in finding their way towards, into, and around a physical space. Visual stories could include information about ramps, parking, stairs, lighting, bathrooms (including whether there are gender-neutral ones), and generally what to expect from the space and performance/gathering that will take place in it.
Participants will create visual stories of their homes as a participatory way to learn about and engage with the concept. Prior to the workshop, Salima will send online background material to introduce participants to disability justice, disability arts, and relaxed performance.
Salima Punjani is a socially-engaged artist and social worker passionate about creating dignified creative practices and environments. She draws on her artistic practice with her awareness and lived experience of systemic issues such as racism and ableism to develop experiences alongside individuals and organizations that are welcoming, creative, and respectful. She has experience in multimedia storytelling, film and media production, vibrotactile creation, participatory photography, and facilitation of creative counseling groups. She has training in journalism, communications, forum theatre, relaxed performance, and social work.
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