Commitment and values
The isdaT is equally a working and a living community. The shared spaces, places of conviviality, tools and values aim to mirror the commonalities found within a society. Water, energy, materials and supply chains are as much subjects of teaching as they are daily civic practices.
The isdaT upholds these principles and communicates them through good practices related to equality and the fight against discrimination. Our institution is very committed to the prevention of and the fight against sexism and discrimination, as in ecological and social approaches and does not consider its training as independent of these values, which are as educational as the teaching itself.
Another important issue for the isdaT is that of its openness and diversity, whether social or geographic. The metropolis of Toulouse and its surrounding region are a place of mixing, migration, initiatives which will be more closely reflected in our institution. The isdaT is particularly active in the Collège de France’s “PAUSE” programme, which involves hosting teaching artists with refugee status as a part of the teaching team during the academic year.
Equality and Anti-Discrimination Charter
As a cultural and public higher education institution, the isdaT is committed to fostering a culture of equality and to combating stereotypes, discrimination or violence related to gender, sexual orientation, skin colour, religion, disability, etc. To this end, the institution is equipped with one or more equality advisors and an equality steering committee, made up of volunteers who wish to work on the implementation and evaluation of the Charter and its plan of concrete actions.
This Charter affirms the will of the isdaT to contribute to a profound change in mentalities with regard to equality, both within and outside the institution. For this reason, it applies to the entire isdaT community: students, trainees, staff, management, teachers, administrative, cultural and technical staff, members of governance bodies, speakers, guest artists, jury members, internship supervisors, tutors, external audiences, etc.
- isdaT’s Equality and Anti-Discrimination Charter (in French)
The isdaT has also set up a reporting system that can be used by any agent or beneficiary who believes he or she is a victim or witness to sexual violence, moral or sexual harassment, gender-based violence and/or discrimination. Its objective is to collect reports and, if necessary, alert the competent authorities, support and protect victims and process reported incidents.
- Reporting of acts of violence and discrimination at the isdaT (in French)
- Reporting form (in French)
Charter for a Logical School
While the environmental and social challenges, the depletion of resources linked to the productivist economy and the multiplication of waste are now known to all, we, students, teachers, employees, and residents of the isdaT share here the commitments that we believe are necessary for the creation of a true ecological school.
In the face of this emergency situation, listening and openness make it possible to generate new ideas, to bring our respective sensitivities and concerns together; and all know-how leads to a power of action, which, when shared, gives us back our means of action within the world and society. The inventiveness of art, design, graphic design, music and dance have a key role to play in reinventing a new relationship with life and the commonalities.
In this perspective, the school accompanies the students so that they produce with a consciousness of the impact of their productions.
- isdaT Charter for a Logical School (in French)