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
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
Lectures will be held primarily in the Art Annex, Room 107, UC
Davis, unless otherwise noted.