Today the word hybrid is increasingly associated with events that can be simultaneously experienced online and offline. This integration of distinct, transformative influences from different contexts is widely practised in access work. In this workshop, we will explore how access, as a creative, community-building tool, can drive the artistic response to hybridity and hybrid events.
Together with Kevin Gotkin, a scholar, activist, and DJ, we will be planning an accessible hybrid night life event. Join us as we uncover the everyday tricks we may all have up our sleeve to bring in accessibility. Kevin’s learnings from recent parties will inform us throughout as we explore how the reflexive, collaborative nature of access work, like Audio Description, could be crucial for innovation in hybrid events.