An evening of art and discussion about cultural analysis and disability studies
This spring, the University of Amsterdam offered a seminar in Cultural Analysis of Disability. This event will bring some of the discussions that took place during this seminar to the wider public.
We will create a space for discussion and exploration of how disability is represented and constructed through normalising discourses in all sorts of texts, from films to textbooks to novels and beyond—and the ways in which disabled people and their allies can and do challenge these practices.
Date: 26 May 2016
Time: door 19:00, start 19:30
Place: Uva Doelenzaal, Singel 425, 1012 WP Amsterdam
7:30 Introduction: dr Alice Schippers, director of Disability Studies in Nederland
7:45 “Creating disability: What can cultural analysis bring to disability studies, and vice versa?”—dr Mitzi Waltz, senior researcher, Disability Studies in Nederland
Talk, activity and discussion
8:20 Taking the rough with the smooth: A video discussion between Sofie Sergeant and Jacqueline Kool, Disability Studies in Nederland
8:45 Final words: UvA students from Cultural Analysis of Disability seminar
The event is free but it would be good to register via the DSiN Website (http://disabilitystudies.nl). And there’s a Facebook event listing too: https://www.facebook.com/events/998710906881297/ so please ‘like’ and share etc.
“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in”