23 Jan 2024 17:00 - 18:30 Online

Description

Part of the inReach – /ɪn riːtʃ/ project


Convenor

Kelly Fagan Robinson (Department of Social Anthropology)

Speaker

Carol Homden CBE (Chief Executive at Coram & Chair of the National Autistic Society)

Abstract

Using a combination of historic and current examples, Carol Homden explores the ways in which children’s views and experiences are or are not heard and acted upon in policy, practice and the public discourse and whether this matters.

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About the inReach project

About inReach – /ɪn riːtʃ/

  1. inside the distance to which someone can stretch out their hand.
  2. within the capacity of someone to attain or achieve something
  3. (inversion of ‘outreach’) considers the expertise of those usually closed off from academic and artistic reception.

The term ‘inReach’ signifies any action which reshapes elite institutions as inclusive domains through centrally placing work by people otherwise absent in traditional arts and academic spaces. This series will critically question and therefore set to prove false the too-common trope that certain people are ‘hard to reach.’ By bringing artists, academics, and key local publics together via CRASSH, inReach will amplify the underacknowledged value of lived expertise of socially marginalised people, while also fostering ongoing debates about transience, stigma and inequality in the UK.

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Upcoming Events

Children's drawing of a person standing on a path leading to a house that is surrounded by a garden.
Cambridge Festival, Exhibition
Children's drawing of a person standing on a path leading to a house that is surrounded by a garden.
Cambridge Festival, Talk
Children's drawing of a person standing on a path leading to a house that is surrounded by a garden.
Cambridge Festival, Workshop

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