By focusing on disability studies, this group recognizes inequities and then identifies and implements solutions for artists, activists, curators, educators, and researchers in their respective practices. In particular, participants examine issues of accessibility in visual and material cultures within academic and cultural institutions. Activities include monthly meetings culminating in workshops and panel discussions at the end of each quarter that are open to the broader UW community.
The project has posted as Call for Proposals for a Spring 2022 Graduate Student Symposium, Dismantling the Body. Please read the full CFP on the project's website. Note: 200-word abstracts and 150-word biographies in English should be submitted to gsah [at] uw . edu with Dismantling the Body and full name as the subject by November 20th, 2021.
The symposium will take place via Zoom between May 18th-19th, 2022.
Installation view in image is of "Be/longing": Contemporary Asian Art, Seattle Art Museum, 2020.
In this first installment of the series Virtual Pedagogies, Simpson Center-affiliated scholars share what activities, approaches, and assignments they are using in their remote classrooms that they wouldn't have been able to use in traditional classrooms.
Phillip Thurtle (History and Comparative History of Ideas) has a new book on the role of visual grids in the history of biology, with startling implications that fan outward into matters as fundamental as desire, our understanding of our bodies...