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Week Nine: Disability Culture

Kristin's picture

Week Nine: Disability Culture 

Breaking News: Chris Lopes, actor (and Lindsey's brother) will visit our class, show us an 8-minute film, talk about his experience as an actor, and join our conversation.

Reading: Petra Kuppers, Introduction to Disability Culture and Community Performance: Find a Strange and Twisted Shape (ebook via Tripod)

Let's ask, along with Petra: "What is disability culture? Is there one, are there many? Who calls culture into being?"

Viewing: Simi Linton and Christian von Tippelskirch, documentary film Invitation to Dance (copies at BMC, HC, and SC)

Serendip: Please continue reading & commenting on one another's mid-semester projects, and also post a response to the reading, to the film, or to Petra's questions above. Feel free to post other examples of disability culture at work (and play) too--

CCW: Art Session at CCW

Lab Notebook: Reflect on your experience at CCW this week by using images (sketches, drawings, photos, whatever) as well as text 


lindsey's picture

Hey Guys! There is a very interestingly designed/different PSA out right now about Down syndrome because 3/21 is Down syndrome Awareness Day.  Here's the link: 

I'm also posting this because I am pretty sure that Chris will be sharing a monologue he wrote about being an actor with DS with us, and the format of the PSA is very interesting in light of some of the things that he says during his monologue.