Creating Adaptive Activism: Reframing Disability Through Art

November 11, 2019

When: Monday, November 11 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: University Student Commons | Richmond Salons I-II

Speaker: Ann Fox, professor of English, Davidson College

How might contemporary art that might not initially or obviously suggest itself as radical or innovative actually challenge and reframe how we understand disability? In this talk, I discuss my own inquiry into visual representations of disability from mainstream American art and drama for how they manifest, something I've come to call "adaptive activism." In my talk, I will focus on four ways this concept has helped me think more deeply about disability as embodied, relational, a social justice movement, and an identity we all share.

This event is part of the STS Lecture Series 2019-20: Disability Studies.

Free and open to the public.