The Wall Street Journal has a long article about Sara Hendren at Olin College and her work on bringing an artistic perspective to the design of disability-related products. Amanda Cachia Gambrel, who was in the Bay Area while at California Institute of the Arts—she’s now in the San Diego/LA area, worked with them to develop a very cool collapsible lectern. Amanda is one of the top curators of disability art and is always getting involved in interesting projects. The article describes various projects that combine technology with a flair for an aesthetic sensibility.
Disability Arts : Bay Area Posts
Happening today: You are Enough
An exhibition of visual art that pushes against the stigma associated with Crazy. Through this work, artists leverage self-love, healing and join through collective voice towards a movement that focuses on self-knowledge and acknowledgment rather than diagnosis. Featured artists include The Lady Miss Vagina Jenkins, Tricia Jameson-Tutwiler, and Sophie Spinelle.
The opening reception will be at 1pm today, June 3, 2017 at SOMAarts Cultural Center 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA.
Gallery hours are June 3 : 1pm-4pm and June 4 : 11am-3pm.
You can find the facebook event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1739387406352990
from Laura Brody extolling artists to submit pieces to Opulent Mobility 2017:
I want you to be excited and inspired to submit strong work to Opulent Mobility. It’s my responsibility as the developer and curator to engage artists to help make Opulent Mobility a truly radical showcase for re-imagining disability. So I am offering a challenge.
I challenge you to imagine a world where mobility, disability, and access can be opulent.
I challenge you to approach the work with thoughtfulness, humor, creativity, and care.
Because if we do not imagine a better world, we can’t make one happen.
In return, I promise to share your work everywhere I can.
Submit your artwork at www.opulentmobility com