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Chris Smit

DisArt Stories Matter: Chris Smit talks about goals of Disart Festival

by (GRTV)

Submitted 04-20-2015 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. This story was...

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Disability: Dialogue on a unique way of living

by (GRTV)

Submitted 04-09-2015 under NONPROFITS

“Disability is not an inherent struggle, but rather, Disability is an art; it’s a unique way of living,” says Dr. Chris Smit, paraphrasing a quote from Neil Marcus. “This definition goes against every definition of Disability...

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DisArt leaders prepare reporters, videographers to help tell story of upcoming disability art festival

by (GRTV)

Submitted 03-25-2015 under NONPROFITS

In preparation for our coverage of the DisArt Festival, we brought in some folks from DisArt and Disability Advocates of Kent County to get our Rapidian and GRTV volunteers ready to report on disability with respect and education. The evening's...

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Disability 101 (part 3): Disability Pride?

by (DisArt)

Submitted 03-10-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Christopher R. Smit, PhD Director of DisArt Festival, Director of the Arts & Access Initiative for Kendall College of Art & Design and Associate Professor of Media Studies, Calvin College   I’ve spent 40...

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Disability 101 Part II: The disappearing act

by (DisArt)

Submitted 02-10-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

This article is written by Dr. Chris Smit, director of DisArt Festival 2015. In it he continues his discussion of disability in our city with this second installment of Disability 101. Each installment will help readers grapple with the cultural and...

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Disability is not a struggle: Panel discusses intersections between art, disability, bodies

by (tbalx)

Submitted 10-05-2014 under OPINION

“Disability is not a brave struggle or ‘courage’ in the face of adversity. Disability is an art. It is an ingenious way to live.” -Neil Marcus   Ingenious conveys a mild description for the three presenters of last night...

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Catalyst Radio: ArtPrize's Critical Discourse features Chris Smit of DisArt on Saturday

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 10-03-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW We spend this show with Dr. Christopher Smit of DisArt, one of the internationally-recognized experts leading the Critical Discourse conversations that...

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