Sinéad Burke

Tilting the Lens

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, on which she will speak.

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.

Irish sign language interpreted

The seating of this event is arranged in socially distant pods of two persons known to each other. Unfortunately due to extremely limited capacity we are unable to accommodate single bookings at this time.

This talk will be recorded and available on GIAF platforms to watch or listen at a later date.

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  • Please contact the Box Office for accessible seating reservations upon booking tickets.
  • Suitable for all ages