9am – 12pm
800 S Halsted
Fee: $20, cash or check paid at the door. Students $5. Breakfast will be provided.
RSVPs required: http://intersectionintervention.eventbrite.com/
How do museums function as unique spaces to reframe and expand conversations about disability? Likewise, how can Disability Studies and the disability rights movement offer insight for reimagining, improving and expanding the core functions of museums? The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum and the Museum and Exhibition Studies program at UIC invite you to attend intersection / intervention to examine museums through a lens of disability. This workshop is organized in conjunction with Bodies of Work, a disability arts and culture festival taking place from May 15 – 25, 2013.
Workshop attendees will learn about several diverse projects taking place in museums throughout the city. A “think tank” panel comprised of activists, scholars, artists, and cultural practitioners will then offer feedback on on these projects using a disability framework, which may include issues of representation, intersectionality, politics, identity and more. We will examine practical and theoretical considerations beyond accessibility, even as we acknowledge that many museums fail in providing the most basic accommodations. We seek to create a creative, honest and constructive space for exchange and inquiry.
Call for Presenters:
Would you like to invite feedback about a project at your museum? Please send a page of text and relevant additional images about a project you are working on and briefly explain how you or your institution hopes to benefit from this program. If your project is accepted, a longer description will be requested for panelists to review in advance of the program. The project does not need to be specifically about disability-related themes to be considered. Projects in planning or early implementation phases will receive special consideration. Applications will be reviewed for their potential to shed light on how the lens of disability can reframe, improve and expand museum practices in diverse ways. Applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 10, 2013.
This event is ADA accessible. If you need additional accommodations, please call 312.413.5353 or email@example.com