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Lecture: Using sign language: Sign language course for people engaged in art projects - Advanced class (Online course)

Genre:
  • Art Project ,
  • Lecture / Symposium

This is a sign language course to help people engaged in art project develop a perspective on response using the visual/physical language called sign language, and to improve the accessibility environment for art projects. Based on commonly exchanged on-site conversation during art projects, the aim of the course is for participants to practice conversing in sign language through role-playing and utilize it in practice. With guests who are deaf in real life, participants will learn through first-hand experience of the essentials for communication with deaf people.

Schedule

A: Saturday, October 16/Saturday, October 23, 2021 10:00 – 15:00
B: Saturday, November 13/ Saturday, November 20, 2021 10:00 – 15:00
*12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break
*A and B course contents are the same. Please apply for either schedule.

Curriculum

Day 1: Saturday 16 October/Saturday 13 November

10:00 – 12:00 “Learning sign language expressions used in the field during art projects”
-Guidance and self-introduction
-Commonly exchanged on-site conversation during art projects, and points regarding sign language expression
(Example): Project information/guidance, reception, enquiries, public service announcements, etc.
-Where exactly is “just before” (“just in front of one’s hand” in Japanese) in art museum guidance?
-Expressions using “chotto” (variously meaning “a little,” “somewhat,” etc.)
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 – 15:00 Hands-on experience of real sign-language conversation
-What are the characteristics of conversation between deaf and hearing people?
-Understanding low context, high context, and deaf culture, and using them in art project management

Day 2: Saturday, October 23/Saturday, November 20

10:00 – 12:00 Hands-on experience of conversation with deaf guests (1)
-Hands-on experience of communication with deaf guests by assuming conversational scenarios
(Example) reception duties, ticket sales, customer support, etc.
-Review
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 – 15:00 Hands-on experience of conversation with deaf guests (2)
-Hands-on experience of communication with deaf guests by assuming conversational scenarios
(Example) reception duties, ticket sales, customer support, etc.
-Review
-Summary

Eligibility

People at intermediate sign-language level (able to introduce themselves, exchange greetings, talk about their work), and who fall under any of the following
-Participants of Lecture “Encountering sign language: Sign language course for people engaged in art projects (Basic)” (2020 and 2021)
-People involved in organizing and running art projects who wish to improve their skills in sign language and other physical languages, and apply these skills to project management
-People considering improving accessibility in the art projects they are involved in by reinforcing their skills in explaining projects and communicating smoothly

Capacity

10 people for each schedule
*Application screening conducted

Participation fee

For each schedule: 10,000 yen (including tax)

How to apply

*The deadline for applications has been extended.
*Please note that the application deadlines are different for Schedule A and B.
*The schedule for the Zoom Recording Session has been added.

Please submit the following information and data as specified in the application form.
You can also select a method in the application form for submitting your video.

-Name, affiliation, age, contact details, etc.
-Reason for applying (about 500-600 characters)
-Self-introduction video in sign language (to verify intermediate level sign language)

How to submit your video
(1) Record the video by yourself and send the URL via an online file sharing service etc.
(2) Take part in the “Zoom Recording Session.” If you would like a different schedule or timeslot, please say so in the application form.

Zoom Recording Session schedule
Thursday, September 9, 19:00 – 21:00
Friday, September 10, 19:00 – 21:00
Saturday, September 11, 10:30 – 17:30
Thursday, September 16, 19:00 – 21:00
Friday, September 17, 19:00 – 21:00
Saturday, September 18, 10:30 – 17:30
(Additional schedule)
Thursday, October 7, 19:00 – 21:00
Friday, October 8, 19:00 – 21:00
Saturday, October 9, 10:30 – 17:30

Application deadline
Tuesday, September 21 2021, 12:00 *Deadline extended
Schedule A: Friday, October 1 2021, 17:00
Schedule B: Monday, October 25 2021, 17:00

*If you wish to take part in a Zoom Recording Session, please apply by 17:00 on the day before your desired date of participation.

*Priority will be given to those able to participate on two of the days
*Please note we are unable to give refunds for cancellation after the sign language course (Advanced) has begun
*The course program is subject to change.
* Your personal information will only be used to send you information from the organizer about this event.

Instructors

Yumiko Kawai (Actor / sign language and physical expression workshop instructor)

Sign language interpreting: Yuko Setoguchi (sign language interpreter)
Moderators: Tae Yoshihara, Shunsuke Sakurai (Program Officers, Arts Council Tokyo)

Contact

Project Coordination Division,
Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
TEL: 03-6256-8435(Weekday 10:00-18:00)
E-mail: tarl@artscouncil-tokyo.jp

Venues

Online
*We will provide the URL information to participants in advance.

Credit

Organized by
Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)