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March 8, 2022 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
This is an open call for individuals and groups who feel unheard, misunderstood, marginalized, and invisible. It is an invitation to gather and collaborate on art installations that amplify your voices and real-life experiences. Whether queer, indigenous, immigrant, refugee, senior citizen, or a person with a disability, all of us are connected by our shared humanity.
In this info session, presented by SAIC Fashion Professor Anke Loh, we will offer information about the “Re-wired Project” and how to get involved as a member of the disability community.
The “Re-wired Project” is a collaborative art installation that will be displayed in a gallery exhibition at FACILITY, http://facilitychicago.org, from September–November 2022.
This event provides ASL interpretation.
Meet the Hosts:
Anke Loh embraces technology as another way of communicating with the body and its environment. With a background in fashion design, she focuses on textile development and wearable technology, aligning with society and craft. She has forged multiple collaborations with technology-focused individuals, research teams and universities in Europe and the USA.
Her collections have been featured in international runway shows and exhibitions. She has served as a full-time professor in the Department of Fashion at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago since 2005, and as its chair for seven years.
This event is brought to you by Access Living’s Arts and Culture Project and the Disability Culture Activism Lab (DCAL).
Disability Culture Activism Lab (DCAL) is a joint project of Access Living and the department of art therapy and counseling at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. DCAL is a platform for creative advocacy projects and disability allyship training. Using a peer support and collective care model, disability community members and art therapy graduate students collaborate as disability culture makers for social change.
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.