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Tony Heaton, Sculptor and General Director of Shape Arts (London)

“There is an economic imperative to think about inclusive design; it is not merely a question of ethics”

Promoting inclusive design and accessibility is the “second skin” of the gallery he directs, created specifically to give support to and develop the work of artists with disability. Collaboration with other organisations is natural in some cases – such as the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary project with the Helen Hamlyn Centre – and the “definitive challenge” in others – such as the Venice Biennial – but in any case, the dialogue is ongoing. The objective is to raise awareness, educate and protest by using art as a tool for expression and denunciation.