Our Open Space events are informal discussions focused around subjects important to the photography community.
For Open Space: Improving Accessibility we welcome autistic artist Anna Farley, who we are commissioning to consider and review the accessibility of our organisation, specifically digital events.
As part of the commission Anna wants to hear from as many people as possible who have additional access needs, find online events difficult/ impossible or feel excluded in any way.
This will be a space to talk through ideas and practical solutions that we can actively put in place to make sure that Redeye events can be attended and enjoyed by all.
Everyone is welcome whether you want to come along and listen, raise your voice and concerns, ask questions or make suggestions anonymously or take part in the discussion.
There is a ‘chat’ option for a Zoom meeting, this will be hosted throughout. You could make anonymous suggestions and discuss the topics in the chat.
This event is the start of a conversation around barriers for accessing online events, but you can contribute to the review in a variety of ways.
We encourage anyone who wants to contribute via alternative methods of communication on their own terms to contact Rachael at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are unsure about any of the details or access to this event, please contact Rachael at email@example.com.
Anna Farley is an autistic artist based in London. Balancing concept and craft, Anna makes process-based art using methods of sculpture, photography, sound, drawing, text, and participation.
She founded, project manages and facilitates Autography at Photofusion, a photography programme for adults on the autistic spectrum.
In 2019 Anna was commissioned by Photoworks to produce a new solo exhibition, ‘This gives you a score of 0’, which was exhibited at Phoenix in Brighton.
She works as a consultant and facilitating artist across the Project Art Works creative programme and is an advisor to the board.
In pursuit of making an invisible disability, visible, Anna consults, creates and delivers bespoke Autism awareness training nationally and internationally.
About Open Space:
This series of events encourage informal discussions around a specific topic or issue in photography. We will invite experts on each subject to begin each discussion but welcome any contributions or questions from the audience.
Who is it for?
This event is free and open to all.
We hope especially to hear from anyone who feels excluded from online events, but the discussion will be interesting to anyone who wants to make their own work more accessible.
Join in live on Tuesday 18th May from 7pm - 8pm.
Please note this event will be recorded. This is to make sure that an accurate record is kept for Anna's research. We will also be publishing the recording for anyone who can't attend on the day to listen.
By registering, you consent to the recording being made; however we don't want to exclude anyone, so please let us know if you don't want what you say to be shared in this way.
This event will take place online via Zoom. You do not need an account to join us for this event.
Booking will close on Tuesday 18th May at 4pm and we will then be in touch with everyone who has registered with the meeting code and password.
You will need: an internet connection, computer, smartphone or tablet.
We will begin the event with an introduction to Anna and Redeye.
There will be roughly 40 minutes of discussion between Rachael and Anna on accessibility, where the audience is encouraged to join in.
At the end there will be a structured 10 minute Q&A to raise any issues that we haven't covered yet.
Please register for FREE by 4pm on Tuesday 18th May to receive your invitation to the meeting.
Image © Anna Farley, In Focus