Challenging and exploring the concept of diversity, breaking down the barriers between different cultures of thinking...
March 12th 2015 at mac birmingham.
Presented by a mix of academics, artists and activists representing diversity (disability, ethnicity, sexuality, gender and class) from across the UK and USA.
Here are the links to the Youtube videos:
Dr. David Turner's keynote speech 'Disability's Awkward Histories'.
Marlene Smith - Rethinking Diversity
Tony Heaton OBE - History of the Disability Arts Movement
Gemma Marmalade - Talks about her practice
Vacuum Cleaner - Definitions
sean burn - language of lunacy
Gill Nicol - Making contemporary arts accessible
Matt Smith - Queering the museum
Amanda Cachia - Disabling the museum
Vincent Gould - Diversity decision commission
Mike Layward and Amanda Cachia - What come's next?
Lois Keidan and Abid Hussain - What come's next?
Lara Ratnaraja and Garry Robson - What come's next?
Awkward Bastards was co produced by DASH and mac birmingham.
Here are some links to what other people said about the day:
Views from the Back Row - thoughts on Awkward Bastards by Paula Dower and Mike Layward available below.