Episode 13, Art and Inclusion Vol. 2, Trapped in Libya

Nine years after the fall of Gaddafi’s regime, Libya is an unstable country and dealing with civil war. Regional and global players are influencing the crisis rather than calming the region down. Alongside all social and political issues happening, there are many African migrants trapped in Libya without any hope for a better situation. They can’t move to Europe or going back to their home countries. Our guest, Michelangelo Severgnini, is a filmmaker, musician and radio producer, who spend more than two years to produce a documentary, Exodus – Escape from Libya, of this humanitarian crisis. He is sharing his experience and storytelling approach with us.

Michelangelo Severgnini and Colin Clark on African Migrants in Libya!

Hello, and welcome to the second episode of art and inclusion from the Quantization podcast. I’m Kaveh Ashourinia, and in this episode, we are talking to Michelangelo Severgnini, Italian filmmaker, musician and radio producer. Colin Clark is hosting this episode.

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Episode 12, Art and Disability

This episode is a first of a series of podcasts with the focus on the intersection between art and inclusion. Art is a vast topic on its own, the same as the notion of inclusion. Art could come in many forms, cultures and areas and for a variety of audiences. Speaking of art and inclusion includes and refers to at least three main topics, the artists, the audience and the subjects and mediums. In this series, Quantization teamed up with Colin Clark to focus on different art + inclusion topics. For the first episode, we invited Cyn Rozeboom, the Executive Director of Tangled art + disability and an artist herself.

Colin Clark and Cyn Rozeboom on Art and Disability!

Hello, and welcome to art series from Quantization podcast. In this series, we are talking about art and inclusion.
I’m Kaveh Ashourinia, and in this episode, I’m talking to Cyn Rozeboom, the artist and the Executive Director of Tangled Art + Disability. Colin Clark is my co-host on this episode and the rest of the art series.

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Episode 11-Built Environment and Public Health

The definition of home varies in different contexts and times and, at the same time, is shaped by its residents. Same as how we define our homes or living places, we are affected by our lifestyle and where we stay the most.
In events like the current pandemic, the COVID-19, we are not only spending most of our days at home, but many of us should work, study, exercise, entertain kids and pets, and do many other activities while at home. As a result, we face many new challenges every day and many shared experiences that exclude us from social and personal activities.
We should not forget that staying home does not have the same meaning and value for everyone. We have to recognize that people live in a large variety of conditions, being alone, different types of families, sharing places and homelessness, and also people who can’t stay at home due to their jobs and responsibilities.
All these points prompted us to think about home, and how can we redefine home for the post-COVID-19 time. Our societies were already at the stage of experiencing many changes in the nature of jobs and living.
How the place of living affects our health and wellbeing, and what needs to be different going forward?

John Peterson and Cameron Norman on Built Environment and Public Health!

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Episode 10, Sustainability and Inclusion

Climate change is one of the most urgent problems of our era. The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs report number 152 from 2017 focuses on climate change and social inequality. The report identifies three main channels through which the inequality-aggravating effects of climate change develops,
(a) increase in the exposure of the disadvantaged groups to the adverse effects of climate change;
(b) increase in their susceptibility to damage caused by climate change, and
(c) decrease in their ability to cope and recover from the damage suffered.
The report shows the relation between climate change and marginalized populations.

John Peterson and Jutta Treviranus on Sustainability and Inclusion!

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Episode 9, Classical Art and Augmentation

Reality is a complex subject, and it is becoming more sophisticated in the context of art. Art, in its nature, manipulate and recreates reality for different reasons. In our area, we can add a layer to the complexity of art by adding augmented reality. Augmented Reality (AR) is not only a technology, but it also brings more questions and speculation about the old problem of: “What is reality?”

Alex Mayhew and Colin Clark on Classical Art and Augmentation!

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Episode 8, Development of the International Conventional indicators

In this episode of Quantization, Marcia Rioux and Jutta Treviranus are discussing the crisis for the indicators of convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, Convention on the Rights of the Child, on the Rights of Women, for the sustainable development goals and many more. They are talking on how we measure success or failure of these programs with crude measurements designed and developed through the north-south dialogue, with middle-out or from the largest to smallest approaches. And how we should change the pattern by starting south-north conversation to be able to understand what’s happening at the grassroots.

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Episode Seven, Personal Identity and the Music Industry-Part Two

Gender identity in music has been a focus of many researches and discussions. The popular stereotype of ‘boy’ and ‘girl’ preference of music and musical activities especially the choice of instrument has been discussed over time. This topic gets more complicated when gender identity become a choice itself, and the artist has to overcome two cliché situations.

Vivek Shraya and Carlie Howell on Personal Identity and the Music Industry – Part Two!

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Episode Six, Personal Identity and the Music Industry-Part One

Gender identity in music has been a focus of many researches and discussions. The popular stereotype of ‘boy’ and ‘girl’ preference of music and musical activities especially the choice of instrument has been discussed over time. This topic gets more complicated when gender identity become a choice itself, and the artist has to overcome two cliché situations.

Vivek Shraya and Carlie Howell on Personal Identity and the Music Industry!

Hi, we are Arezoo Talebzadeh and Kaveh Ashourinia and this is our podcast on inclusion.

Arezoo: Quantization is an independent project with support of Inclusive Design Research Centre at OCAD University.

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Episode Five, Platform Cooperativism

Platform cooperativism is a growing term and active movement. If you haven’t heard or faced the term yet, you will be soon. For this episode, we have invited Trebor scholz, the leading part of the movement, to join Hal Plotkin and Jutta Treviranus and talk about platform cooperativism.

Trebor Scholz, Hal Plotkin and Jutta Treviranus on Platform Cooperativism!

 

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Episode Four, Colour

“A colour has many faces.”

This is a quote or in a better way a chapter title of Josef Albers’ book, Interaction of colour.

We may consider these variety of faces based on the appearance of colour in different conditions, or based on different social contexts. Chemistry and physics of light play huge role on perceiving colour, and this part falls into the visual perception territory. At the same time, colours play role in the societies and carrying variety of understandings and meanings. We may call this part the social perception of colour.

Understanding and studying colour requires considering so many areas such as psychology, physiology and genetics, physics and chemistry, culture, symbolism and linguistics and even politics and economy. In this episode we are trying to track and cover functionality of colour. So, let’s listen to our guests, Audrey and Robin, about how we perceive and understand colour?

Audrey Hudson and Robin Kingsburgh on colour!

 

This is Quantization!

Hi, we are Arezoo Talebzadeh and Kaveh Ashourinia and this is our podcast on inclusion.

Arezoo: Quantization is an independent project with support of Inclusive Design Research Centre at OCAD University.

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Episode Three, AODA

In this Episode, Richard Hunt talks to David Lepofsky about AODA. The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) is a law that sets out a process for developing and enforcing accessibility standards. Although the law in enforced for more than a decade there is still so much to be done, David Lepofskey is a Canadian lawyer and disability advocate who works hard for the enactment of AODA. Implementing and enforcing of AODA standards will help Ontario reaches the goal of an accessible province by 2025.

Richard Hunt and David Lepofsky on AODA!

 

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Arezoo: Quantization is an independent project with support of Inclusive Design Research Centre at OCAD University.

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Episode Two, Gender

In this Episode Jess Mitchell talks to Richard Fung about Gender. Conversation starts with the definition of gender and the reason of gender identification, and goes on to the history of gay, lesbian liberation and trans identity. They continue on how today’s western society looks at gender, and how new generation define their gender as non-binary more than ever. They also talk about commonality and different cultural and historical barriers in defining gender, and how inclusion can widen the society to include all genders and start non-binary moves.

Jess Mitchel and Richard Fung on Gender

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Hi, we are Arezoo Talebzadeh and Kaveh Ashourinia and this is our podcast on inclusion.

Arezoo: Quantization is and independent project with support of Inclusive Design Research Centre at OCAD University.

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Kaveh: in this episode we have a conversation between Jess Mitchell and Richard Fung.

Arezoo: we asked them to join us in June 23rd to talk about Gender.

Kaveh: This is season One, called Signal. Episode two, Gender.

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Episode One, Inclusive Education

In this Episode Jutta Treviranus talks about inclusive education by viewing learning as life long process, empowering learners to assess and guide their own learning, recognizing a diversity of skills between learners, and supporting collaboration and collective production over competition.

Jutta Treviranus on Inclusive Education

 

This is Quantization!

Hi, we are Arezoo Talebzadeh and Kaveh Ashourinia and this is our podcast on inclusion.

Arezoo: Quantization is an independent project with support of inclusive Design Research centre at OCAD University.

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