photo by Sven Hagolini.

7:00pm – 9:00pm
January 17, 2018
  • Suggested Donation $0-3, open to the public
  • RSVP encouraged
  • Download reading materials via links within description!

Claire Cunningham, Alva Noë and Jess Curtis host a reading group addressing the inherent physicality of perception and how diverse lived experiences can offer perspectives and understandings that are useful and enrich our lives—bringing the work of disabled scholars and artists into conversation with philosophy and phenomenology. 

Jess and Claire are also leading a MELT Workshop January 15-19, and will be presenting a work as part of American Realness January 10-13. 

Download selected readings here:

Alva Noë' -  Introduction to "Out of Our Heads: Why you are not your brain"

Bill Shannon's Website  "What is What: Phenomena"

Julia Watts Belser's "Vital Wheels"

Suggested Donation: $0-3

Access: This workshop takes place in a wheelchair accessible space. We ask that all guests check in at the reception desk at 466 Grand Street. You will be directed to the accessible entrance, located on Willett Street through the outdoor garden space. 

For Assistive Services: requests for reasonable accommodation should be made two days in advance of the workshop. Please contact Greer Dworman at [email protected] or (212) 598-0551 (voice only).



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