A residency at Portland State University where artists normally barred from the experience of higher education interacted with students, professors, and the public through a series of events.
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‘Education’ is assumed to be everyone’s right. People who are labeled by society disabled. are not permitted the same privileges as those assumed to be neurotypical .Segregated classes, altered timelines, adjusted goals, and restricted opportunities defined the educational experience for many of the artists involved in this project. The group spent two weeks at the largest college in the state of Oregon, Portland State University, offering a curriculum to those interested in topics ranging from 'Human Rights' to 'The Urban Farming Revolution'. In addition to teaching classes, the artists audited classes,glimpsing formal education for the first time.The experiences were documented and participants in the Open Engagement Conference (hosted by the college) were invited to attend a class on the final day where the artists and attendees co-created the conference style experience, labels such as teacher and student were blurred, and education for the first time was truly egalitarian.