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Crip* Colloquium

Event Type
Krannert Art Museum
Oct 22, 2021   9:00 am - 5:00 pm  
Originating Calendar
Campus Wellbeing Services - ALL UIUC Wellness Events

Join us for a gathering of artists, professors, students, and organizers discussing and critically engaging with disability, access, and the potential to utilize these concepts in a generative and inclusive way. 

Registration Details

All sessions will be fully hybrid, so they can be attended in person at the Siebel Center for Design on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus or virtually via Zoom. Every session of the colloquium will have live captioning and ASL interpretation, for both in-person and virtual event attendees.

Registration is required to attend, and you can select in-person or virtual options at the following links | Register for Day One | Register for Day Two

The Shannon Finnegan artist talk on October 21 has its own registration portal through the Art + Design Visitors Series | Register for the Artist Talk

Schedule of Speakers

Friday, October 22 | Register for Day Two

9-10:30 am
Campus and Community Listening Sessions

Arts CO+RE partners, including faculty and students from Applied Health Sciences

Rachel Lauren Storm Arts and Culture Coordinator City of Urbana

Lily Wilcock Planner II, City of Urbana

Sherry Longcore Program Coordinator PACE, Inc.

PACE, Inc. consumers and community


12-2 pm 
Open Access Foundation for Arts and Culture talk | 
Carmen Paplia, Artist and Founder of Open Access and Raven John, member of the advisory committee at the Open Access Foundation for Arts & Culture

Carmen Papalia will discuss how the concept of Open Access emerged in his practice, followed by a conversation with John about what accessibility means to them and what they do at the Open Access Foundation. 

About Carmen Papalia
Born in Vancouver, un-ceded Coast Salish territory in 1981, Carmen Papalia is an artist who uses organizing strategies and improvisation to address his access to public space, the art institution, and visual culture. His socially engaged practice is an effort to unlearn visual primacy and resist support options that promote ablest concepts of normalcy.

Papalia’s walks, workshops, and interventions are an opportunity to model new standards and practices in the area of accessibility. He approaches the museum as a colonial enterprise that has benefited from a tradition of cultural violence; a platform that contains valuable cultural resources, which is marginalizing by design. His work has been featured at: The Solomon R. Guggenheim museum, New York; the Tate Liverpool, Liverpool; the Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge; the Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana; and Gallery Gachet, Vancouver; among others.

Papalia is the recipient of the 2014 Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary and the 2013 Wynn Newhouse Award. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver and a Master of Fine Arts with a focus in Art & Social Practice from Portland State University. His current work includes an advocacy platform based on the principles of Open Access (2015) and an accessible mobile work-space and archive that provides a context for programming about accessibility at the institutions that he visits.


2:30-3:30 pm
Curatorial Discussion of Crip* with Liza Sylvestre

An in-depth look at the exhibition and an outline of the curatorial conceptual framework of Crip* at Krannert Art Museum and Gallery 400.


3:45-4:45 pm
Student Experience Panel 

Students from UIUC gather to discuss and share their experiences on campus as students with disabilities. Participants include: Alana Ackerman, Audrey Koziol, Shifra Ferzinger, Hannah Cox, Nic Wyatt, Grace McCourt

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