Live Podcast Taping
SESSION ONE | 11:00AM – 12:00PM
TURNING ILLNESS INTO A WEAPON:
CRIP UTOPIA IN THE AGE OF AUSTERITY WITH DEATH PANEL PODCAST
Led by Beatrice Adler-Bolton, Emily Barker, Artie Vierkant, Philip Rocco, Vince Patti
Note: No advance registration required. Sessions will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Death Panel is a loose collective comprised primarily of artists. The project primarily manifests itself as a podcast and is part of the lineage of politically agitative artist groups wielding emerging public media—such as pirate radio station Radio Alice, the work of Critical Art Ensemble, the group Socialist Patients Collective, or artist public access television. Its aim, like the projects mentioned, is to cut across the tightly upheld status quo to call for wholesale systemic change and a radically inclusionary political future. This session, which will double as a live taping of our program Death Panel, will turn our attention to dispelling many of the talking points that present public policy as an experts-only theoretical game rather than a matter of life or death; and to what we could build when the center falls.
Beatrice Adler-Bolton is an artist, organizer, and disability rights activist. Her writing has been featured in Jacobin.
Emily Barker is an artist and disability rights advocate. They are currently working on a long-term architecture project to design low-cost, modular, accessible homes for disabled persons.
Artie Vierkant is an artist and writer. His writing has been published in October, Art in America, and Artnews.
Philip Rocco is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Marquette University and author of Obamacare Wars: Federalism, State Politics, and the Affordable Care Act. He is currently completing a book manuscript, Madison’s Engineers: How Policy Science Remade Federalism (under contract, Columbia University Press), on how policy experts reshaped the relationship between the federal government and the states during the latter half of the twentieth century.
Vince Patti is an artist based in New York.