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Shannon Finnegan: Accessibility Dreams

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jan 28

Tue, Jan 28 2020, 6PM - 7:15PM

Nave Alcove | 1111 8th Street, San Francisco, California, 94107 View map

Part of event series: Design Lecture Series

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Event description

Through her art practice, Shannon thinks about how we can move towards better and more nuanced approaches to access. Instead of focusing on compliance and doing the minimum, what if we approach access creatively and generously, centering disability culture? How do we make spaces and experiences that disabled people not only can access but want to access?

Shannon Finnegan has done projects with Banff Centre, The Invisible Dog, Friends of the High Line, and the Wassaic Project. She has spoken at the Brooklyn Museum, School for Poetic Computation, BAMPFA, The 8th Floor, and The Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library. In 2018, she received a Wynn Newhouse Award and participated in Art Beyond Sight’s Art + Disability Residency. 2019, she was an artist-in-residence at Eyebeam.

Access Statement

This event is being held in a wheelchair accessible building. Visitors may be asked to show identification and sign in at the entrance to the building. The lecture room is wheelchair accessible, with moveable seating, and located near gender-specific wheelchair accessible bathrooms. ASL interpretation will not be offered at the event. The lecture uses a slide presentation. All content from the slides will be read aloud or described. Please email access questions to Papatson Suphavai (

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Entry details

Free and open to the public