Opening night.

OCADU president Sarah Diamond makes a round with post-doc David Perreyra.

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Attendees mingle at the Inclusive Design Institute. Just enough room for conversation and for a close look at the art work.

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Interacting with design. Learning Chinese with the Simpsons.

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Acknowledgements.

disrupting/Undoing Salon. April 1-5 2013.

This week showcases an exhibition and salon that dare to challenge the current constructs of disability.

The artists in the exhibition utilize art and technology to reframe disability, making a diverse aesthetic experience possible. The work ranges from painting, video, installation and sculpture, melding artistic practice with new technologies to discover the possibilities of the human condition.

Support.

Support for disrupting/Undoing is gratefully acknowledged from Inclusive Design Institute, Spanish Centre, OCAD University: Development & Alumni Relations, Diversity & Equity Initiatives, the Criticism and Curatorial Practice Program of the Faculty of Art, Inclusive Design Research Centre and the Office of the President.

When and Where.

From April 1 to April 5, 2013 the disrupting/Undoing Salon will be hosted by  OCAD University’s Diversity and Equity Initiatives, Faculty of Art, and the Inclusive Design Research Centre at 49 McCaul Street, Toronto.  The Salon will be open to the OCAD U community of students, staff, employees, and alumni as well as the public — in particular the various communities of persons with disabilities.

For participation to be innovative and inclusive, it requires an understanding of the different abilities and skill sets that people contribute when interacting with each other through various mediums. The Arts are a major component of innovation; one that is essential to our Canadian cultural and economic prosperity.

At the disrupting/Undoing Salon, the arts and art-making will be leveraged to bring voice to artists, designers, educators, inclusive of those with disabilities, enabling all to participate with one another and to bring new ideas to our ever-changing culture. Our vision is to create an open and accessible space where we invite and listen to new voices and perspectives.