Visualizing Care: Design, Politics and Interdependence
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson will talk about disability and design. In particular, she will cover the relationship between technology, the built environment, and bioethics as they relate to disability, accessibility, and inclusion.
Sara Hendren will speak about the origins of Accessible Icon Project and its operative work as both a design intervention and a social arts practice. She will explore precedents and theoretical criticism that call for political artworks to enact not merely disruption but also sustenance, institutional support, and invisible labor.
Chun-Shan (Sandie) Yi will discuss wearable art objects as a means to create relationships and to map and to document the physical, emotional and psychological memories that reside within human bodies. She draws a parallel between the surgical/rehabilitational procedures that the disabled bodies endure and the metaphoric gestures in creating body adornments for/with the disabled bodies (Crip Couture or Disability Fashion).
gallery@calit2 gratefully acknowledges additional support from The Vice Chancellor Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, The Communication Department, The Critical Gender Studies Program, The Ethnic Studies Department, The Literature Department, The International Relations/Pacific Studies Program, and The Visual Arts Department.
Chun-Shan (Sandie) Yi is and artist and designer of wearable art that addresses bodily and social experience, and social stigma. She received a BFA and MA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from UC Berkeley. She has worked as an art therapist in Taiwan and helped to establish disability culture in China. She is currently residing in Chicago and completing her Ph.D. in Disability Studies at the University of Illinois. http://www.cripcouture.org
Sara Hendren is an artist, design researcher, and writer in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She makes material and digital artworks, writes, and lectures on adaptive and assistive technologies, prosthetics, inclusive design, accessible architecture, and related ideas. Her work has been exhibited in the US and abroad and is held in the permanent collection at MOMA (NYC), and her writing and design work have appeared in the Boston Globe, The Atlantic Tech, FastCo Design, and on National Public Radio (US), among others. She lectures in the Industrial Design and Digital + Media departments at the Rhode Island School of Design, and she writes and edits Abler, a syndicated column also now on Gizmodo.
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