In the age of the space project to colonize Mars, which yearns to turn humans into an interplanetary species, there are those who, here on Earth, and on more than one occasion, have felt like they were from another planet. Certain bodily and cognitive characteristics, tastes, behaviors or ways of feeling and thinking that did not conform to the standard norms set by society, have made them doubt, to a greater or lesser degree, their worth and ability.
From this perspective experienced by each of us, we propose the subject Diversity and Inclusion.
Are you coming to Mars? is an invitation to explore diversity through the history of art to colonize the concept of normality, recognizing the right to being different in order to build an inclusive society.
Are you coming to Mars? (¿Vienes a-Marte?) is also phonetic wordplay with the Spanish verb “to love” (amar), which shows the need for all people to honor what makes us diverse and, therefore, unique.
Are you coming to Mars? is a journey proposal to learn about different projects in which art has been used as social inclusion with sexually, culturally and functionally diverse groups.
Are you coming to Mars? is an opportunity to create, together with interdisciplinary students, inclusive team proposals.
Are you coming to Mars? is a teaching and learning experience to broaden one's view and embrace diversity.