Socio Cultural Economics Interlinked with the Differently Able in South Asia: From the Case Study of Inclusive Model of Creating Deaf Creative Sector Based Workers through Skill Based Training in Bangladesh [Working Paper]
Israt Kabir, Natasha
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There are well-known and important debates about how inclusive policies ‘involve’, ‘engage’, ‘consult’, and (more recently) ‘co-produce’ policies, services and neighborhoods with local people especially who are out stream. In that case the disable are mostly under exclusion. These debates can help us to think about the nature of the power of creative arts and relationships at play in our work, and the extent to which taking different approaches can lead to different outcomes for communities and the medium that serve them. And of course whilst these debates are not new, they are constantly being revised and updated, taking place in new circumstances, led by new social actors with new priorities. So this study, leading towards South Asian Cities from the perspectives and case study of Bangladesh, should be seen as an innovative contribution, not only to how we create age and disable friendly places, but more generally to the relationship between researchers, creative media and local communities. Creative Media are facing challenging times, not least the large city authorities, who have faced significant budget reductions, often leading to hard-pressed departments finding it difficult to do what would appear instinctively right: to use a range of techniques to capture the views of different groups of differently able – people, when setting out on something as grand and ambitious as making arts differently ble-friendly. This policy is against a background of consultation which has tended to focus on what services to withdraw or reduce for the greater benefits of differently able. However, despite these challenges the paper aims to see and overview the creative media sectors investing their time and energy in policy making and working alongside communities to mutual benefits for both the mainstream and out stream.
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