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DisArt Stories Matter: Tom Wagner shares favorite collaborations in "Icebreaker" exhibit at KCAD

Tom Wagner says the most interesting part of the the exhibit has been watching people interact with the art, since everything in "Icebreaker" was designed to be touched by the viewer.
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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 captured at the Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD)'s Woodbridge Ferris Building for a DisArt Festival event.

Tom Wagner says the most interesting part of the exhibit has been watching people interact with the art, since everything in "Icebreaker" was designed to be touched by the viewer. He talks about how this helps people consider what it's like to experience the world with senses we aren't used to utilizing for certain experiences. 

"Beauty is something we describe visually. But what does it look like if you touch it?" says Wagner. "What does it feel like when you have to experience something just through your fingertips? Quite often we forget that as opposed to disability being this barrier, it's this great place for us to have a conversation about how to experience the world differently- and get more out of it."

STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. You can see all the Story Matters videos archived at therapidian.org/placematters/story.

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