AS220'S ALL ACCESS SYMPOSIUM

AS220’S ALL ACCESS SYMPOSIUM

AS220’s All Access Symposium
Saturday, March 9, 2019 /// 1 – 5 PM
Fleet Library at RISD – 15 Westminster Street, Providence
FREE – RSVP now!

AS220’s All Access Symposium explores the many forms accessibility takes in creative spaces and celebrates AS220’s campaign for improved accessibility at our flagship Empire Street building.

How can the creative sector steward truly inclusive, equitable, and accessible spaces? How do we help meet the needs of our evolving communities? These are critical questions for those working toward improving the quality of life of their communities and cities, from the arts and education to urban planning and design. Well then, lets talk!

1 – 3 PM – Panel 1: “Accessing Art Spaces”
Art spaces can say “our spaces are accessible,” but what does being “accessible” truly mean? This panel will center on how we can practically steward space that is responsive to community needs. Featuring disability community advocate and activist Anne Mulgrave from the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council.

3 – 5 PM – Panel 2: “Art + Design Justice”
What is Design Justice? How can art spaces facilitate social/civic-based creative practice? And how do artists facilitate futures that center community and connection? Featuring scholar, activist and artist Sasha Constanza Chock, Associate Professor of Civic Media at MIT.

5 – 7 PM – Cocktail Reception
Continue the conversation! Mix and mingle with guest speakers, symposium attendees, and AS220 supporters and staff.

ACCESSIBILITY
There is a ramp to the entrance of the building, and a ramp into the library as well.

PARKING
Metered and timed parking for visitors is available along Benefit Street, North/South Main Street or at various parking lots nearby. Visitors are prohibited from parking in RISD Staff lots, with the exception of legally documented handicapped guests. Looking for parking? Find it here, here or here!

SECURITY
When you enter the building, please check in with security and let them know you have a meeting at the Library. Please note that all visitors must have photo ID to enter.