The Museo Reina Sofía organises an encounter devoted to inclusive education understood as a process of learning and co-existence. The session begins with the premiere of the documentary Quererla es crearla (To Want Is to Create, 2022), by Cecilia Barriga, and continues with a debate on the transformations inclusive education can bring about in the context of museums and their teaching programmes.
Inclusive pedagogy is an educational method which entails catering equally to the needs of everyone in childhood, adolescence and adulthood, being mindful of cases in which there is a risk of social exclusion. Inclusive education teaches us to live alongside people with different physical and mental capacities, with rigid study plans or a lack of public funding in accessibility among the obstacles that have stopped an inclusive and equal system from becoming a reality.
Through her film, Cecilia Barriga takes a direct and conversational approach to the ambitions of Wanting Is Believing, an association under the same name made up of families looking for legal recognition for inclusive education across Spain, and pursues equality above any form of disability prejudice. After the screening, families committed to this educational model will participate in a debate with the film-maker, teachers and members of the Museo’s Education Area.
María Acaso, head of the Museo Reina Sofía’s Education Area.
Costa Badía, accessibility coordinator of the Museo Reina Sofía’s Education Area.
Cecilia Barriga, film-maker, screenwriter and audiovisual producer. Her career, spanning more than three decades, swings between video art and documentary practices, her films characterised by an ethical and personal commitment to citizen and social (feminisms, gender politics, democratic movements) demands that traverse her way of understanding cinema.
Nacho Calderón Almendros, professor of Educational Theory at the University of Málaga. He conducts research into the processes of exclusion in schools and advocates inclusive education. His books most notably include Fracaso escolar y desventaja sociocultural (UOC, 2016) and Reconocer la diversidad (Octaedro, 2018).
Sandra Fernández Carrera, activist and mother who is a member of the Quererla es crearla (To Want Is to Create) initiative.
Antón Fontao Saavedra, activist and member of the Students for Inclusion (EXI) collective. He has participated in drafting the guide Cómo hacer inclusiva tu escuela (How to Make Your School Inclusive) for the National Institute of Educational Technology and Teacher Training (INTEF, 2021) and the 2022 Congress for Inclusion and Best Practices in Education.
Quererla es crearla (To Want Is to Create)
Spain, 2022, colour, original version in Spanish, DA, 84’
- Directing, editing and camera work:
- Cecilia Barriga
- Content production:
- Florencio Cabello Fernández, Ignacio Calderón Almendros, Sandra Fernández Carrera, Luz Mojtar Mendieta, María Teresa Rascón Gómez and Fátima Solera Navarro
- Production assistant:
- Fátima Solera Navarro
- Second unit cameraperson:
- Nacho Balancín
- Direct sound, second unit cameraperson:
- Ana Paula Bravo
- Editing assistant
- Jaime Vidal
- Post-production image and sound:
- Antu Ale Miranda
- The Research project: Emerging Narratives on Inclusive Schools from the Social Model of Disability. Resistance, Resilience and Social Change (RTI2018-099218-A-I00), funded by Spain’s Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities.