March 13, 2019 Presentation
The 2019 Stapleford Lecture: Disability Art & Activism
Research & Innovation Centre, RI 119, U of R, 3737 Wascana Parkway
Nancy Hansen, Associate Professor, Disability Studies at the University of Manitoba delivers the 2019 Stapleford Lecture "Disability Art & Activism". Disability is largely absent or invisible from the cultural artistic landscape. When it is present, disabled people often find themselves caught among narratives focusing on the "therapeutic" benefits of artistic engagement and/or the "inspirational" nature of their artistry - neither of which may be appropriate. This type of corrective condescension is prominent in the traditional, medicalized, and ableist doctrine dominating our social-cultural understandings of disability. Yet disable people - scholars, allies and constituents alike - find themselves in the midst of an ongoing cultural recovery project of discovering, uncovering, creating and reshaping the artistic landscape.
Organization: Faculty of Arts, University of Regina