LUNCHTIME TALK | DR JANICE RIEGER

Agency by Design: Expressive Design for Disability

Wednesday 26 June
Time: 12:00 noon
Where:  Artisan, Corner of King Street and Machinery Street, Bowen Hills
Free event

Join Dr. Janice Rieger, QUT researcher as she discusses her research and Wandering on the Braille Trail, 2018, a film she directed with Megan Strickfaden. This film can be viewed in artisan’s exhibition Agency by Design: Expressive Design for Disability.

Wandering on the Braille Trail articulates the importance of designing for disability, particularly urban wayfinding. It brings forth the narratives and experiences of people with disabilities, which has the capacity to excavate personalized knowledge to uncover systems of exclusion that are often hidden or naturalized and thus rendered invisible.

Dr. Janice Rieger has extensive experience working at the junction of the disability and design sectors. Her research in history, theory and criticism looks at the relationship between disability, design and material culture from a spatial perspective. Her scholarship and teaching draws from the theories and methodologies from the different disciplines that she has studied; interior design, visual culture, critical theory, art & architectural history, anthropology, disability studies, curatorial practice, material culture, and human ecology.

IMAGE: Video still, Wandering on the Braille Trail, 2018 Single-loop Video, 5.55 mins, Directors: Janice Rieger and Megan Strickfaden.

 

 






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