Disruptions 07: Jeff Kasper on Measures of Support

November 3, 2021

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Making space for different ways of understanding accessibility

CUAG invites you to join a talk and creative exercises by the NYC-based artist, designer and educator Jeff Kasper. This event is free and everyone is welcome!

This is the seventh event in CUAG’s “Disruptions: Dialogues on Disability Art” series, curated by Michael Orsini to generate dialogue about contemporary art as a force for challenging ableism.

We’ll convene on Zoom. You can register here.

Informed by his ongoing socially engaged projects, Jeff will guide participants through mapping their own networks of support along real, virtual and imagined distances.

This talk is based on his digital workbook “Practicing Distance,” a multi-part guide for preparing for our futures together, post-pandemic.

Thank you Disruptions 07 is generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Reesa Greenberg Digital Initiatives Fund, Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, School for Studies in Art and Culture, The Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies, Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture, READ Initiative, Carleton Disability Awareness Centre, Graduate Students Association and Carleton University Students Association.

Access This event is held on Zoom. Live captioning and ASL interpretation will be available.

Disability accommodations Should you have any disability-related requirements, please email Victoria McGlinchey.


Jeff Kasper designs pathways for a trauma-informed culture shift by prototyping peer support mechanisms through objects, tools, workshops and social spaces. His current work is deeply informed by queer disability embodiment and over a decade of arts organizing with various cultural institutions, social planning organizations, collectives and both formal and informal spaces of learning. He is Assistant Professor of Integrated Design at University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he serves as the Undergraduate Program Director in the Department of Art.