Means of Production Speakers’ Series at Ryerson University, a project of The Studio for Media Activism & Critical Thought, presents an interactive lecture with Dr. Eliza Chandler. From "Elephant Man" to "The Theory of Everything", Hollywood cinema often presents disabled subjects as either pitiable or inspiring. Art and media by disabled people themselves tells a different story. Dr. Chandler will discuss her work about the development of disability arts in Canada and will share skills in the technique of digital storytelling.
Earning her PhD from the Social Justice and Education department at OISE/UT, Eliza Chandler is the Ethel Louise Armstrong post-doctoral fellow at Ryerson University’s School of Disability Studies. She is also the Artistic Director at Tangled Art + Disability, an organization in Toronto dedicated to the cultivation of disability arts and a practicing artist.