This workshop is open to the Five College community, but space is limited. Email Joanna Walker to request a spot
The Asylum Project draws on the personal histories of poet/dancer Stephanie Heit’s experience as a psychiatric system survivor, and performance artist Petra Kuppers’ experience with art practice as a mode of inquiry in disability culture. In this workshop, we will taste some flavors of the Asylum Project, an international disability culture workshop series. Our Asylum collaborative inquiry explores multiple meanings of "asylum:" from asylum seekers and the limits of Empire, to psychiatric asylums and queer sanctuary space, to temporary places of security and refuge. In this experimental community arts project, we invite participants to use movement and writing to investigate how bodyminds inhabit, touch and intersect asylum space.