Functional Diversity & Art: A Creativity Engagement is a creative engagement series offered to the campus community and wider public during 2017-18. The Fall 2017/Winter 2018 series includes presentations and lectures and first year seminars that asks students to create responses in various media to these visiting artists and critics.
Contemporary artists are actively exploring questions about bodies, ability, perception, and normativity – producing work of all genres and media that diversifies the expression of human experience. This work allows for inventive forms of access and inclusion while also illuminating our existing systems of exclusion. The parallel field of critical disability studies offers a productive powerful site that intersects issues of race, gender, sexuality and technology.
Major Funding: Office of Student Affairs Diversity & Inclusion Grant, Department of Art Studio, Department of Cinema and Digital Media
CoSponsors: American Studies, Art History, Center for Mind & Brain, Davis Humanities Institute, Design, Music, Performance Studies, SickSpits Spoken Word Collective
Public lectures are at 4:30 PM and are free and open to the public.
Lectures will be held primarily in the Art Annex, Room 107, UC Davis, unless otherwise noted.