January 20, 2022 - January 22, 2022
Practicing the Social
Hosted by Bodies in Translation
Practicing the Social: Entanglements of Art and Justice is a FREE online arts-based gathering that will merge an artistic and scholarly program in engaging and accessible ways. We strive to promote social justice, via critique and creative engagement, and to explore creative possibilities and innovations by disrupting the methodological challenges and tensions that define our social practices.
This gathering will showcase artistic and scholarly practices, performances, and works that engage in non- or anti-normative art and cultural production (fat art, aging art); decolonizing and Indigenizing themes/processes; gender and sexuality; difference and identity; Indigenous, Black, queer, trans, and crip pasts, presents and futures; Black feminism and intersectionality; crip and queer culture, access, and activism; and more.
Our programming is entirely virtual and includes more than 80 speakers and performances, plus multimedia exhibitions, a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, a book launch for The Aging/Disability Nexus, a Remote Access + Arts Everywhere Festival – Nightlife and Dance Party, a screening of films from the Rolls and Race project, a virtual social networking space in Gather Town, and so much more.
Hosted by Re•Vision: The Centre for Art and Social Justice at the University of Guelph with Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology and Access to Life (BIT), this gathering will feature artists, activists, and academics from across Canada, the US, Europe, South America, and New Zealand.
People attending will be joining us from many different lands, territories, countries, and time zones. We at Re•Vision and Bodies in Translation are committed to accessibility and to supporting your participation in whatever ways work best for you.
Our ACCESS GUIDE offers details on how we will work towards this goal to make this event safer and more inclusive for all attendees. We are hosting an online relaxed space event and will acknowledge ‘Crip time’ in recognition that disabled, Mad, Deaf, and differently embodied/enminded people orient to time differently.
We welcome you to come and go from this event as you need.
- All keynotes, panel presentations, and live performances will have ASL and Audio Description interpretation and live captioning.
- ASL and Audio Description interpreters will be present for scheduled portions of Gather Town events. Sighted guides will also be available.
- An accessibility point person will be available throughout the event who can assist with troubleshooting access issues.
Access requests can be made through the registration process. Please note our deadline for access requests is Friday, December 17, 2021. If you registered after the access request deadline and you require access support for events in Gather Town, we will try our best to arrange assistance.
Please provide us with information you feel comfortable sharing or feel free to contact us. If you have questions about the accessibility of our event, platforms, and presentations, need assistance with access, want an accommodation that isn’t yet set up, or you would prefer to discuss your request with a member of our team, please reach out to Marnie Eves or Jodie Salter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are committed to developing our accessibility capacities. We are grateful to those who offer us feedback, suggestions, and critique so that we can continue to make the world a better and more accessible place for all.