carmen papalia at olin, 9/25-29, and more collaborations

This fall’s version of Investigating Normal will include several dream collaborators: Lacy Gillotti of NEADS, a service dog training organization, Alex Geller of Fathom Info, with whom we’ll be exploring disability and the school-to-prison pipeline, Mel Chua, a postdoc at Olin who is deaf, has spent her life “passing” as hearing, and will be getting a cochlear implant this fall, and Carmen Papalia, an artist who’s blind and has a complicated relationship to the white cane.

Carmen will be here from September 25-29, doing an artist’s “micro-residency,” or so we’re calling it at Olin. There are events on Friday, September 25 in the Olin Library that are free and open to the public. We’d love to see you there.

An image of Carmen's "blind field shuttle" work, in which he leads eyes-closed walking tours for large groups. With information about the residency:  9/25 from 1:30-4:30, in the Olin Library.

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