Sinéad Burke

Tilting the Lens

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Sinéad Burke is a writer, educator and disability advocate. Through her company, Tilting the Lens, Sinéad works towards accelerating systemic change within the domains of education and design, by focusing on accessibility as a vehicle for creativity, innovation and social justice. This talk, moderated by Galway City Museum director Eithne Verling, took place live at Galway International Arts Festival 2021.

Burke’s 2017 TED Talk Why Design Should Include Everyone, which kickstarted her stratospheric rise, argued that greater inclusion is good for everyone and that people from diverse backgrounds need to be present at every stage. This led a place on Vogue’s 2018 list of the 25 most powerful women working in Britain, an appointment to Ireland’s Council of State, and an invitation to the Met Gala.

This Talk is Irish Sign Language Interpreted.

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