Day 1 IDENTITY
How can Disability Arts contribute to a cultural understanding of disability? Starting at 9:30 AM we will live stream presentations about the way disability operates as identity, focusing on artistic practice, history, and activism. Join us online for a keynote address by Chicago-based artist and activist Riva Lehrer at 12:30 PM, and stay with us for an afternoon of presentations and performances about the importance of bringing Disability Art practices to civic spaces.
Day 2 DESIGN
How does the way we design our interactions, cultures, and objects alert us to the realities of Disability Culture? The Symposium continues with a full day of live streamed presentations by poets, performance artists, designers and scholars who are experts in figuring out the configurations of disability in public space. Join us for a 12:30 PM keynote address from artist-scholar-designer Sara Hendren.
Day 3 COMMUNITY
DisArt strongly believes that Disability Arts and Culture can contribute to the well-being of any city and community. This final day of the Symposium presents community organizers, performers, and scholars investigating how our communities can be transformed through the arts. Join us online for presentations by community organizers, scholars, and artists, and be sure to experience our keynote lecture at 12:30 PM by Ruth Gould, MBE from the Liverpool-based organization DADA Fest.