Virtual Talk: Sensory Safety in an Art Museum, with Alexander Sorokin

Artivism: The Power of Art for Social Transformation

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Sep 20

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Multiple risks of sensory overload make a museum visit for people with low sensory threshold and hypersensitivity difficult if not impossible. 


The talk will introduce the concept of sensory safety for museum inclusion and present the ways to ensure a safe visit for individuals with autism and other conditions that can be associated with sensory challenges.


Alexander Sorokin holds a PhD in neurobiology and has published in the fields of human visual and auditory perception, physiology of developmental disorders, and psychodiagnostics of autism. In addition to his research affiliations with the Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, and the Haskins Laboratories in New Haven, he is active in the area of museum accessibility, serving as the inclusion and diversity consultant at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow. His upcoming publication “Three Guided Tours” addresses provisions for people with autism, intellectual disability, and dementia in an art museum.


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The vision of Artivism: The Power of Art for Social Transformation is to generate a movement with committed social artivists in response to historic global unrest. Artivism aims to generate community through multi-disciplinary teamwork for a more dignified and meaningful coexistence, however you define these terms. The goal of this initiative is to nurture confidence in taking continuous action from wherever you are by means of reciprocity.


Artivism: The Power of Art Social Transformation, grew out of Illuminations of Social Imagination: Learning From Maxine Greene, (Dio Press, 2019), edited by Teachers College alumni Courtney Weida and Carolina Cambronero-Varela, and Dolapo Adeniji-Neill, of Adelphi University. "The concept for this book is inspired by the late Maxine Greene (2000), who described her enduring philosophical focus and legacy of social imagination as “the capacity to invent visions of what should be and what might be in our deficient society, on the streets where we live, in our schools” (p. 5). The purpose of this volume is to examine and illuminate the roles of community organizers and educators who are changing lives through public art and community arts projects. This research originally emerged from a well-attended 2018 conference presentation and exhibition at Teachers College, Columbia University, engaging with the local and international community of arts education and arts administration."

-- Publisher's Description


Artivism: The Power of Art Social Transformation is jointly sponsored by Adelphi University, Sing for Hope, and the Gottesman Libraries.


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