Inter-Cultural Making

Inter-Cultural Making, simply put, is an opportunity for stakeholders to come together to develop and create a collaborative vision for the stage, exhibit hall, shared site, space and/or landscape. Broadly put, it is a process that positions cultural leadership, cultural vitality and cultural identity at the center of understanding social, economic and community development.

Inter-Cultural Making is an approach to promoting, creating and sustaining a community space for all people. It is also an approach that posits the voices and bodies of Indigenous and marginalized peoples at the fore-front of design initiatives.  It also understands that Indigenous and marginalized Peoples possess a cartography of memory connected to place, space and belonging different from others in society.

Inter-Cultural Making expands beyond Inter-Cultural Thinking for organizations that are looking to build spaces of safety and comfort that meaningfully establish opportunities for social inclusion, economic versatility and community cohesion. Let Inclusive Voices support the making of productive, progressive and proactive spaces for you and your organization today.

"It was a privilege and a pleasure to work with Terri-Lynn Brennan (Inclusive Voices), on the evaluation of a 15-month project to increase Indigenous engagement for the Ottawa Museum Network's 11-member museums. While we are still at an early stage, Dr. Brennan’s evaluation report and recommendations have been invaluable in supporting and encouraging us on to the next steps. She was able to combine extensive knowledge and expertise, with a thoughtful understanding of the challenges of making institutional change, and the right amount of inspiration, practical tools and advice."

Diana Carter, ED, OMN
"The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) describes the right of Indigenous Peoples to maintain, control, protect and develop their cultural heritage, traditional knowledge and traditional expressions of their cultures, including designs, diverse arts practices, literature, languages, historic landscapes and sites/spaces of meaning. "

(United Nations, 2007, p.11)

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Ensure every individual in your community has a voice.

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