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Jaipreet Virdi: The Disabled Gaze: Rethinking the Past, Remaking the Future

Hybrid Hybrid Event

October 24, 2023 @ 6:30 pm 7:30 pm

How do disabled people use their technologies to draw attention to, rather than hide, their disability? The disabled gaze is an autonomous claiming of identity that rejects typical perceptions of disability as objectifying or exploitative. It offers a way to examines how disabled people, past and present, asserted themselves—through art, for instance—or challenged medical assumptions about their bodies.  

What happens when we center the disabled gaze in our creations of the future? In this talk, Dr. Jaipreet Virdi asks us to consider how being disabled changes the ways people view the world and the things they create. Through these perspectives, she invites alternative approaches for remaking crip worlds, one in which disabled people, and the disabled gaze, are centered first and foremost.  

This session is offered via Zoom livestream and in person at Town Hall Seattle.

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1119 8th Ave
Seattle, 98101
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