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Stories GivingEveryTuesday
Austin, TX, United States

Silva Laukkanen

Silva was born in Finland and has always loved dance and movement. She currently lives and works in Austin, TX where she is creating dance opportunities for people with and without disabilities as a director of integrated dance at Art Spark Texas. She is a mother of three energetic kids.

“Generosity is giving without the need to receive in return.”

- Silva Laukkanen, Austin, TX, United States

Tractus Art

How can we assist a wheelchair user crossing a street so that the individual will feel safe and in control? How can we support deaf or a blind people in public spaces? What does access mean and how can we all do our part to make sure our environments are more accessible to all? This project is pulling back the curtain to share answers to these questions by creating an interactive video for young people and their teachers. The video will discuss terminology and dismantle old fashioned perceptions about people with disabilities.