Blindness, Art and Disability Gain:
exploring ways of seeing and not seeing in the art gallery
Tuesday 28 November at 6pm in Chakrabarti Room (JHB 208), Headington Campus
Oxford Brookes celebrates Disability History Month with a talk by Dr Hannah Thompson of Royal Holloway, University of London.
For this interactive talk Hannah will draw on her research, activism and personal experience to explore and question what it means to see and not see in the art gallery.
What does a non-visual experience of art feel like?
What happens when visitors are encouraged to smell, touch and listen to visual art?
What can blindness teach the sighted world about art appreciation?
The event is being organised by the Staff Disability Network and Equality Diversity and Inclusion team to mark national Disability History Month.
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Dr Hannah Thompson is a Reader in French prose and a critical disability studies specialist at Royal Holloway, University of London. She has published widely on nineteenth and twentieth-century French literature and alongside disability, she is particularly interested in issues of gender, sexuality and the body.
Hannah’s blog Blindspot is based on her experience as a partially blind academic.