We are now accepting submissions for Opulent Mobility 2018.

Deadline to submit is extended to August 15th, 2018 at 5 PM PST.
The challenge is to imagine a world where mobility, disability, and access are not merely functional, but opulent.
I encourage you to approach the work with thoughtfulness, humor, creativity, and care.
If we do not imagine a better world, we can’t make one happen.
Please submit your art and ideas that re-imagine disability and mobility.

Opulent, adjective
1. Characterized by extravagant, ostentatious magnificence: lavish, lush, luxurious, palatial, plush, rich, sumptuous
2. Given to or marked by unrestrained abundance: Extravagant, exuberant, luxuriant, prodigal, profuse, riotous, superabundant

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

Photos of A. Laura Brody’s work are available on Etsy. Any profits from these sales will help make Opulent Mobility exhibits and projects possible.

Take a virtual walk through of the 2015 Opulent Mobility exhibit to learn more about the exhibit or scroll down to read the full description and collaborator listings!

All photos by A. Laura Brody unless otherwise noted.


Curated by Zeina Baltagi, A. Laura Brody and Anthony Tusler

California State University, Northridge’s West Gallery

“Opulent Mobility is a groundbreaking international exhibit of art, designs and inventions dealing with disability and mobility.

Wheelchairs, walkers, prosthetics, crutches and other assistive technology devices are part of our lives, but they’ve been left in the dust when it comes to custom design innovation and personalization. There are hundreds of thousands of designs for glasses, chairs and technology of other kinds. Why not assistive technology?

The artists and inventors of Opulent Mobility 2015 are Zeina Baltagi, Elaine Bereza and Claudia Barreto, A. Laura Brody, Bill Brody, Elise Jane Carmichael, Laura Darlington, Yaron Dotan, Michael Garlington, Gini, Dr. Ju Gosling, Seth David Isakson, Larissa Nickel, Baxx Vlada Pantelic, Penny Richards, Sandwishes Studios, Greg Schenk, Katherine Sherwood, Priscilla Sutton and Ian Wood.”

For an interview about Opulent Mobility 2015 on KCRW with Frances Anderton of DnA, go to http://blogs.kcrw.com/dna/laura-brody-pimps-out-wheelchairs-and-walkers-in-exhibit-opulent-mobility

To keep in touch with Opulent Mobility on Facebook, go to https://www.facebook.com/Opulent-Mobility-178272499023481/

Pictures from Opulent Mobility 2013 are at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Opulent-Mobility/178272499023481 and at