Day 2: April 7, 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.

 Public Events: Tickets and Registration 

12:15pm –2:00pm – Keynote Speaker, Sara Hendren, $10, 41 Sheldon Blvd. SE

7:30pm – 9pm – You Are My Sunshine with Terry Galloway and Guest Dancer, Kris Lenzo, $5/$15, 41 Sheldon Blvd. SE

Day 2: 9am- 9:15am EST: Symposium Daily Preview | DisArt

 

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Time: 9am – 9:15am EST

Title: DisArt Symposium: Disability Arts Now! Daily Preview

Presenters: Chris Smit and Jill Vyn

Keywords: Design

Day 2: 9:20am - 9:50am EST: What Holds (the Stone Together: On Disability, Race, Identity) | Jim Ferris

Time: 9:20am – 9:50am EST

Title: What Holds (the Stone Together: On Disability, Race, Identity)

Presenters: Jim Ferris

Day 2: 10am - 10:30am EST: Beyond Trends and Tropes: Grindhouse, Arthouse and the Wacky Wonderful World of Underground Disability Cinema | Lawrence Carter-Long

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Time: 10am – 10:30am EST

Title: Beyond Trends and Tropes: Grindhouse, Arthouse and the Wacky Wonderful World of Underground Disability Cinema

Presenters: Lawrence Carter-Long

Day 2: 10:40am - 11:10am EST: Hybrid Structures | Paul Amenta, Ted Lott, Alois Kronschlaeger, Chris Smit

Time: 10:40am – 11:10am EST

Title: Hybrid Structures

Presenters: Paul Amenta, Ted Lott, Alois Kronschlaeger, Chris Smit 

Day 2: 11:15am - 12:15pm EST: Lunch

11:15am – 12:15pm EST: Lunch

Day 2: 12:15pm - 12:30pm EST: Integrated Dance | Kris Lenzo, Dancer

Time: 12:15pm – 12:30pm EST

Title: Integrated Dance: a small sample

Presenters: Kris Lenzo

Tickets and Registration

Day 2: 12:30pm - 2pm EST: KEYNOTE PUBLIC EVENT Public is Plural: Disability, Design, and Audiences for our Work | Sara Hendren

Time: 12:30pm – 2pm EST

Title: Public is Plural: Disability, Design, and Audiences for our Work

Presenter: Sara Hendren

Keywords: Inclusive Design, Prosthetics, Accessible Architecture, Adaptive Technologies

Tickets: $10, Open to the Public, Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Day 2: 2:10pm - 2:30pm EST: Crip Design: Affirming Disability, Contaminating Normalcy | nili Broyer

Time: 2:10pm – 2:30pm EST

Title: Crip Design: Affirming Disability, Contaminating Normalcy

Presenter: nili Broyer

Keywords: Critical Design, Cripping, Disability Geography, the Affirmative Model of Disability, Political/Relational Model

Day 2: 2:30pm - 3pm EST: BREAK

Time: 2:30pm – 3pm EST

BREAK

 

Day 2: 3:10pm - 3:30pm EST: Voices From the Field: Results from an Online Dialogue on Careers in the Arts for People with Disabilities | Beth Bienvenu

Time: 3:10pm – 3:30pm EST

Title: Voices From the Field: Results from an Online Dialogue on Careers in the Arts for People with Disabilities

Presenter: Beth Bienvenu

Keywords: Disability, Artist, Careers, Employment

Day 2: 3:40pm - 4:10pm EST: 3D Thinkers in a 2D World | Benedict Philliips

Time: 3:40pm – 4:10pm EST

Title: 3D Thinkers in a 2D World

Presenter: Benedict Phillips

Keywords: Subvert, 3-D Thinkers, Activism, Ownership, Autonomy

Day 2: 4:20pm - 5pm EST: Opulent Mobility | Laura Brody

Time: 4:20pm – 5pm EST

Title: Opulent Mobility

Presenter: Laura Brody

Keywords: Disability Art, Mobility Art, Adaptive Technology, Opulent Mobility

Day 2: 5:10pm - 5:20pm EST: Reflection of Day 2: Design | Lawrence Carter-Long

Time: 5:10pm – 5:20pm

Title: Reflection of Day 2: Design

Presenters: Chris Smit and Jill Vyn

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Day 2: 5:20pm - 5:30pm EST: Closing, Day 2: Design | DisArt

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Time: 5:20pm – 5:30pm EST

Title: Closing, Day 1: Identity

Presenters: Chris Smit/Jill Vyn

Day 2: 7:30pm - 9pm EST: You Are My Sunshine, Terry Galloway with Donna Nudd |Guest Dancer, Kris Lenzo

Time: 7:30pm – 9pm EST, $5/$15

Title: You Are My Sunshine with Terry Galloway and Special Guest Dancer, Kris Lenzo

Presenters: Terry Galloway with Donna Nudd, Kris Lenzo

Tickets and Registration: $5/$15, Open to the Public

Location: ArtPrize Hub SoundStage, 41 Sheldon Blvd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

**This event will be Captioned and ASL Interpreted. It will NOT be live streamed.

Day 1 Schedule Overview

DAY 1: April 6 | Identity

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Live Streamed unless otherwise noted

MORNING SESSION: 

9:30am- 9:50am EST: Welcome to the DisArt Symposium | Chris Smit and Jill Vyn

10am – 10:30am EST: Performing Disability Self-Portraits or Mute Mime Performs Paper or “How do you get Riva to do your portrait? Devva Kasnitz

10:40am – 11:10am EST: Unruly Minds Unleashed | Julie McNamara

11:15am – 12:15pm EST Lunch

AFTERNOON SESSION: 

12:15pm – 12:30pm EST PUBLIC EVENT: An Evening of Silent Film preview with Lawrence Carter-Long

12:30pm – 2pm EST PUBLIC EVENT: Keynote Speaker: Presence and Absence: The Paradox of Disability and Portraiture | Riva Lehrer

2:10pm – 2:30pm EST: The Aesthetics of Mad Art: Unpacking the Relationship Between Madness and Disability Arts and Culture | Jenna Reid

2:40pm – 3:50pm EST: Material Conditions of Disability in Art and Its Histories | Jessica Cooley, Declan Gould, Debra Keenahan, Stefanie Snider

4pm – 4:20pm EST: Acquiring A Broken Brain for Laughter and Tears: Representations of Brain Injury in Film | Cheryl Green

4:30pm – 5:00pm EST: Crip Aesthetics and Performing the Score of Myself | Alison Kopit

5:10pm – 5:20pm EST: Reflection of Day 1: Identity | Lawrence Carter-Long

5:20pm – 5:30pm EST: Closing, Day 1: Identity | Chris Smit and Jill Vyn

EVENING EVENT:

7:30pm – 9pm EST: PUBLIC EVENT: An Evening of Silent Film with Lawrence Carter-Long, Piano accompaniment by David Molinari

Day 2 Schedule Overview

DAY 2: April 7 | Design

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Live Streamed unless otherwise noted.

MORNING SESSION:

9am- 9:15am EST: Symposium Daily Preview | Chris Smit and Jill Vyn

9:20am – 9:50am EST: What Holds (the Stone Together: On Disability, Race, Identity) | Jim Ferris

10am – 10:30am EST: Beyond Trends and Tropes: Grindhouse, Arthouse and the Wacky Wonderful World of Underground Disability Cinema | Lawrence Carter-Long

10:40am – 11:10am EST: Hybrid Structures | Paul Amenta, Ted Lott, Alois Kronschlaeger, Chris Smit

11:15am – 12:15pm EST: Lunch

AFTERNOON SESSION:

12:15pm – 12:30pm EST: Integrated Dance: a small sample | Kris Lenzo

12:30pm – 2pm EST PUBLIC EVENT: Keynote Speaker: Public is Plural: Disability, Design, and Audiences for our Work | Sara Hendren 

2:10pm – 2:30pm EST: Crip Design: Affirming Disability, Contaminating Normalcy | nili Broyer

2:40pm – 3pm EST: Break

3:10pm – 3:30pm EST: Voices From the Field: Results from an Online Dialogue on Careers in the Arts for People with Disabilities | Beth Bienvenue

3:40pm – 4:10pm EST: 3D Thinkers in a 2D World | Benedict Phillips

4:20pm – 5pm EST: Opulent Mobility | Laura Brody

5:10pm – 5:20pm EST: Reflection of Day 2: Design | Lawrence Carter-Long

5:20 – 5:30pm EST: Closing, Day 2: Design | Chris Smit and Jill Vyn

EVENING EVENT:

7:30pm – 9pm EST: PUBLIC EVENT: You Are My Sunshine, Terry Galloway with Donna Nudd, Guest Dancer, Kris Lenzo (Not Live Streamed)

Day 3 Schedule Overview

DAY 3: April 8 | Community

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Live Streamed unless otherwise noted.

MORNING SESSION: 

9am- 9:10am EST: Symposium Daily Preview | Chris Smit and Jill Vyn

9:10am – 9:40am EST: Disability and the Art of Quiet Protest: Stephen Karam’s The Humans | Ann Fox

9:50am – 10:50am EST: Compelled into Art: Cultivating Disability Art through Revisioning Difference | Eliza Chandler, Nadine Changfoot, Carla Rice

11am – 11:20am EST: Pedagogy and Practice: Teaching an Interdisciplinary Art History and Disability Studies Course | Lu Auz

11:20am – 12:10pm EST: Lunch

AFTERNOON SESSION: 

12:20pm – 12:50pm EST: Interior Design Solutions | Xing Cui and Keith Hansen

1pm – 2:15pm EST PUBLIC EVENT: Keynote Speaker: Vital Voices | Julie McNamara**

2:25pm – 3:05pm EST PUBLIC EVENT: “Boo Hoo Hoo and Screw You, Too!” (Radicalizing the Community Conversation about Disability in the Arts) | Terry Galloway, Julie McNamara, Donna Nudd, Chris Smit, Jill Vyn

3:10pm – 3:20pm EST: Reflection, Day 3: Community | Lawrence Carter-Long

3:20pm – 3:30pm EST: DisArt Symposium, Closing | Chris Smit and Jill Vyn

4pm – 5:30pm EST: Accessible Event Planning Seminar for GR Professionals | Keith Oberfield, Michele Ross, Chris Smit, Jill Vyn (Not Live Streamed)

EVENING EVENT:

6pm EST PUBLIC EVENT: The Shape of Self | Works by Riva Lehrer, Exhibition Closing Reception (Not Live Streamed) The Fed Galleries @ KCAD, Woodbridge N. Ferris Building, 17 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

** ** We regret to share that the originally scheduled keynote speaker, Ruth Gould, is no longer able to join the DisArt Symposium this year. We are, however, excited to welcome Julie McNamara, friend and colleague of Ruth, to fill this respected position.