Art + Disability + Code

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Code as a Lib Art

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Art + Disability + Code

Summer 2021

Taught By: Shannon Finnegan

Section: A

CRN: 2479

Credits: 3

This summer intensive course will meet from July 6 to July 30. Accessibility is often considered in the realm of logistics and compliance—a checklist, a set of guidelines, a series of best practices. Rooted in the writing of disabled thinkers, artists, and activists, we will study and practice alternate ways to approach accessibility. How can we move accessibility into the realm of relationships? How can we approach it creatively and generously, centering disability culture? How do we make spaces and experiences that disabled people not only can access but want to access? How do we address the numerous oppressive forces that are entangled with inaccessibility and ableism? This course will focus on accessibility as it relates to art. Artworks and art spaces present a variety of accessibility scenarios to explore and there has been a lot of recent innovative access thinking led by artists. The class will include readings on disability and the history of design and disability. It will also include a series of projects and exercises where we’ll consider how we put this conceptual framework into action. Each project will encourage students to engage with a specific access need playfully and experimentally.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Code as a Lib Art (LCOD)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: July 8, 2021 (Thursday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: July 30, 2021 (Friday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Waitlist*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 9:11pm 6/16/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

Times: 10:15am - 1:25pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 7/6/2021 - 7/30/2021