“Artists and scholars with disabilities are creating authentic images and speaking directly from lived experiences, addressing ideas and subject matter that have never been presented to the public. In both content and form, we are taking risks which only we dare, taking a bite out of entrenched stereotypes of charity, pity, deviancy and criminality.”
~ Professor Leslie G. Roman, International Review of Disability Studies, 2009.
When: October 19-21, 2017
Where: Various UBC venues
This 3-day symposium kicks off with the grand opening of the INSIGHTS UNSEEN AND UNHEARD: “OUR” UBC–PHOTOGRAPHY/ART EXHIBIT at the Hatch Gallery in the UBC Nest on October 19, 2017, and continues through 3 days of public dialogue through art, performance, and discussion.
FREE ADMISSION – All are welcome!
The Wingspan Collaborative is a VPRI Research Excellence Cluster and an intellectual ‘studio’ of interdisciplinary scholars in disability studies, arts, culture and public pedagogy across many disciplines at UBC who collaborate on common projects regarding the rights of people with disabilities and who proactively promote the idea that while individual disabilities pose impairments, they should not be seen as deficits but instead as differences that enrich collective human experience and the arts. We identify variously as disabled, non-disabled or as artists who focus on disability aesthetics and linger in the liminal spaces between and among artist/researcher/teacher in the broadest sense of these terms, hence, we are Dis/A/R/Tographers in an unequal global world.