July 26, 3 50 6pm at Wavehill, Nodes of Access: Perspectives on Inclusive Cultural Practices

Nodes of Access: Perspectives on Inclusive Cultural Practices
Thursday, July 26
3 to 6pm

Location: Wave Hill, 675 W 252nd St, Bronx
RSVP: visualarts@wavehill.org
(please state if you’d like to attend the panel, workshop, or both)

The Pergola at Wave Hill, overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. Photo courtesy of Wave Hill.

In honor of Disability Awareness Month, the Rubin Foundation will present, in collaboration with 2018 grantee Wave Hill, Nodes of Access: Perspectives on Inclusive Cultural Practices, bringing together four speakers:

  • Elizabeth Guffey, author and art historian whose most recent book Designing Disability: Symbols, Space, and Society was published in 2017 by Bloomsbury;
  • Annie Leist, artist and NYC Department of Cultural Affairs External Affairs and Disability Inclusion Associate
  • Alberto del Moral, Latin American Ambassador for AXS MAP;
  • Carly Mandel, an artist whose practice explores the vulnerability and trauma of bodies in pain and is a 2017 recipient of the Kennedy Center’s grant for artists with disabilities.

Beginning with a panel discussion on how to develop and implement cultural programming that is inclusive, presenters will discussapproaches to expanding access for organizations and artists working on a variety of scales and with a range of resources. The discussion will be followed by a writing workshop on how to craft promotional and educational materials that address accessibility for organizations looking to incorporate inclusivity and address the needs of audiences with disabilities in their curatorial, educational, and programmatic work.