Petra is disability culture activist and community performance artist. She creates participatory community performance environments that think/feel into public space, ecosomatics, tenderness, site-specific art, access and experimentation.
Petra Kuppers is a disability culture activist, a community performance artist, and a Professor of English and Women’s & Gender Studies at the University of Michigan, teaching in performance studies and disability studies. She also teaches on the low-residency MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts at Goddard College. Petra uses somatic and speculative writing as well as performance practice to engage audiences toward more socially just and enjoyable futures. She has written academic books on disability arts and culture, medicine and performance, and community performance.