Art Sparks - A Community Learning Series

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Event Type: 
Online Event: 

Art SPARKS is presented by the BEING Board of Directors with support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation's Resilient Communities fund.

About this event

Art sparks ideas.

Art sparks imagination.

Art sparks change.

Art SPARKS is a community learning series and you're invited. Join us!

After each Art SPARKS session, you will be invited to respond to what you learned. Help spark the future of BEING Studio.

August 4th: Desiring Disability with Eliza Chandler

What does it mean to desire disability?

How can 'crip culture' create a more just future?

Eliza Chandler will talk about what excites her about disability arts. She will share what she has learned about disability arts and accessibility during the pandemic and how she thinks that 'crip cultural practices,' that is, cultural practices that are led by and centre disabled people, can help to create futures that desire disability.

After each Art SPARKS session, you will be invited to respond to what you learned. Responses will shape the future of BEING Studio.

About the presenter:

Eliza Chandler (she/her) is an Assistant Professor in the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson University where she teaches and researches in the areas of disability arts, critical access studies, social movements. She leads a research program focused on disability arts and crip cultural practices. Chandler is also a practicing curator.

Artwork description: two horizontal bands of colour. Red on top and blue below. Drawn letters spell out ‘Art Sparks’. A yellow sun is in the top right hand corner

ASL interpretation and closed captioning will be available.

Once registered, you will be emailed the Zoom link for the event.

Questions? contact:

Maddie Alexander