Department of Art

The 1st International Conference on Disability Studies, Arts, and Education

September 28th and 29th, 2017: Exploring the intersections between disability, arts and pedagogy.
The 1st International Conference on Disability Studies, Arts, and Education

Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Hämeentie 135 C, Helsinki, Finland

September 28th and 29th, 2017

The conference brings together researchers, students, artists, art educators and members of the disability and crip art communities who share an interest in, or whose work addresses, the intersections and interplay between critical disability studies, arts, and education. The scope of the conference comprises various art forms, such as visual arts, performing arts, dance, and film, as well as different contexts of education, such as primary education, higher education, professional artists’ education and public pedagogy. The members of the organizing committee are: Mira Kallio-Tavin, John Derby, and Mikko Koivisto.

The conference is open to everybody, and there is no admission fee. However, we kindly ask all participants—both presenters and audience members—to register through this online form by September 10th.

The conference has three keynote speakers: Curator and scholar Amanda Cachia (Australia, USA), art education and disability studies scholar Jennifer (Eisenhauer) Richardson (USA), and comics artist Kaisa Leka (Finland).

More information about our keynote speakers, full conference programme and the presentor listing and presentation abstracts can be found below.

Keynote Speakers


Daily schedule with abstracts can be found below.

Abstracts and presenters

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