With Maria Vlachou

Madani Younis said at the ISPA conference in January 2020 that “Generosity is not justice. And inclusion is not equity.” With this, we realised that, despite the words diversity and inclusion appearing quite frequently in the discourse of cultural organisations and their professionals, we are not fully aware of what they mean, what they represent and the impact they have (or should have) on our work and on our relationship with society.

In this course we will try to explore and better understand the concepts of diversity and inclusion. We will analyse the results of inclusion policies implemented in cultural organisations in other countries. We will learn more about the work and internal processes of organisations that could serve as an example, as well as the criticism made by members of the teams of organisations that considered themselves to be inclusive. This criticism is precisely what made us think: “Are we asking the right questions?”