Inside Out Project: Dyslexia: Beautiful Minds (London)
Location: The Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High St, London W8 6AG
Dates: 16-21 August 2021
Our aim is to show the world the strengths that come with being dyslexic. When dyslexics find jobs they love, with hard work, collaboration, and technology they fly.
Imagine a world where dyslexia is understood as a hyperablility rather than a disability.
Our aim is to change the negative connotation of the word dyslexia. These portraits are of dyslexics who
embrace their difference, use their dyslexic thinking, and focus on dyslexic strengths; like creativity,
problem-solving, empathy, and seeing in three dimensions. Society needs these kinds of thinkers.
134 large-scale black and white portraits. Participants are from all sorts of careers, from artists, architects, designers, entrepreneurs, scientists, doctors, and many more.
About the INSIDE OUT PROJECT.
The artist JR called for the creation of a global participatory art project with the potential to change the
world with art. This project is called INSIDE OUT. The Inside Out Project is a platform that gives everyone
the opportunity to make a statement by displaying large-scale black and white portraits of members from
their community in public spaces. Through their action, communities around the world stand up for what
they believe in and spark global change locally.
Inside Out: The People’s Art Project. In 2011, JR received the TED Prize at the TED Conference in
Long Beach, California. This allowed him to launch the Inside Out Project. Inside Out is a free global art
project that allows communities to turn their untold stories and what they stand for into a public work of art!
Posters are displayed in outdoor spaces that are visible to the public. These Group Action pastings are
documented, archived and visible online at www.insideoutproject.net.
Group action leaders: Kate Power & Kathy Forsyth (London) & Gil Gershoni (San Francisco)