International Conference

Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Hämeentie 135 C, Helsinki, Finland

September 28th and 29th, 2017

The conference brings together researchers, students, artists, art educators and members of the disability and crip art communities who share an interest in, or whose work addresses, the intersections and interplay between critical disability studies, arts, and education. The scope of the conference comprises various art forms, such as visual arts, performing arts, dance, and film, as well as different contexts of education, such as primary education, higher education, professional artists’ education and public pedagogy. The members of the organizing committee are: Mira Kallio-Tavin, John Derby, and Mikko Koivisto.

The conference is open to everybody, and there is no admission fee. However, we kindly ask all participants—both presenters and audience members—to register through this online form by September 10th.


In case you need to cancel your registration later on, please contact Mikko Koivisto or Mira Kallio-Tavin directly.

Conference registration does not include meals, but there are affordable restaurants on the Arabia campus. Please follow this link for additional information.

The conference has three keynote speakers: Curator and scholar Amanda Cachia (Australia, USA), art education and disability studies scholar Jennifer (Eisenhauer) Richardson (USA), and comics artist Kaisa Leka (Finland).

More information about our keynote speakers, full conference programme and the presentor listing and presentation abstracts can be found on these pages:





Restaurants near Arabia Campus


Location in Arabia Campus


 2.floor on Arabia center/gallerie    


open for lunch at 10:30 – 14:00

Café Arabianranta you can also get soups, salads and sandwiches.  

Cafe Meccala 

 Aalto ARTS, 5.floor


open for lunch at 10:30 – 14:00

Dylan Arabia

Hämeentie 153 B Helsinki

open for lunch at 11:00 – 14:00


Aalto ARTS, Hämeentie 135 E- basement level,  


open for lunch at 11:00 – 14:00


Inquiries regarding the conference should be addressed to:

Mira Kallio-Tavin
mira.kallio-tavin [at] aalto [dot] fi

Mikko Koivisto
mikko.koivisto [at] aalto [dot] fi


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