Open Journal of Occupational Therapy: Occupation and the Artist
 
DisArt: Redefining the Construct of Participation

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DisArt: Redefining the Construct of Participation

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Download Somatic Sculpture by Petra Kuppers courtesy of Artprize 2015 (108 KB)

Download Disabled models prepare for ELEVATE: A DisArt Fashion Show courtesy of ArtPrize 2016 (72 KB)

Download Community engagement at ELEVATE: A DisArt Fashion Show courtesy of Adam Bird (243 KB)

Download ELEVATE: A DisArt Fashion Show courtesy of Adam Bird (197 KB)

Download A model waves to the crowd at ELEVATE: A DisArt Fashion Show courtesy of ArtPrize 2016 (61 KB)

Download Laser light show at ELEVATE: A DisArt Fashion Show courtesy of ArtPrize 2016 (115 KB)

Download A model making entrance via an accessible runway at ELEVATE: A DisArt Fashion Show courtesy of Adam Bird (236 KB)

Download A model poses at ELEVATE: A Disart Fashion Show courtesy of Adam Bird (197 KB)

Download A model points to the crowd at ELEVATE: A DisArt Fashion Show courtesy of ArtPrize 2016 (43 KB)

Download A makeshift ramp at the 2017 Paris Outsider Art Fair courtesy of Jill Vyn (263 KB)

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DisArt, an arts and culture organization based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, provided the cover art for the Spring 2018 issue of the Open Journal of Occupational Therapy (OJOT) (Figure 1). The piece, a somatic sculpture by Petra Kuppers, was featured at the 2015 DisArt Festival in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Kuppers is a Disability culture activist and community performance artist who connects people, both disabled and able-bodied, in public spaces. DisArt’s mission is to increase the participation of Disabled people in our communities through Disability Art exhibitions, cutting edge public events and consultation. In a recent interview, DisArt Co-Founders and Executive Directors, Dr. Christopher Smit, PhD, and Jill Vyn, MSW share how DisArt is redefining the construct of participation for people with and without disabilities.

Keywords

Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy, DisArt, Disability, Participation, Culture, Community, Inclusion

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Arts and Humanities | Civil Rights and Discrimination | Disability Law | Occupational Therapy

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