An initial case study describes how three different U of C classes addressed ability and disability through curricular collaboration with the Calgary based SPARK Disability Arts Festival. This conference workshop will then present strategies for participants to modify their own curricula: enhancing diversity by connecting ability with disability.



Jennifer Roma Flint Eiserman

I am an associate professor in the Department of Art, University of Calgary. I have engaged in teaching and research around community based art and collaborative practice for 18 years.


Dick Averns

As an instructor in the Department of Art, I maintain a multidisciplinary studio and exhibition practice and critical writing record, exploring socio-political themes including conflict, environmental issues and mental health. Diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome in adulthood, community collaborations feature regularly in my curricula.