Doing Disability Futures

Arts-based methodologies allow disabled people to engage with global histories and present alternative futures that have the potential to disrupt existing hierarchies about marginalised communities.
Project status

Doing Disability Futures puts disability justice into practice by having disabled people lead this programme and collaborate with disabled artists and marginalized communities.

This project will use arts-based and speculative methods to engage with global and local histories of colonial violence and ongoing injustices, as well as to tell stories of alternative futures that disrupt existing knowledge and power hierarchies about marginalized communities. Working with community organisation The Love Tank, a digital exhibition of disability stories from marginalized LGTBQ communities in the UK will be produced. The project team will also work with disabled artists from the Caribbean, North America, Europe and North Africa to develop understandings of how speculative arts may disrupt and challenge disability injustice.

These collaborations will transform how the project team works together as producers and facilitators of knowledge. Ultimately, the research will explore what disability futures are possible as a way of doing disability justice.

Principal Investigator: Dr Donna McCormack, University of Strathclyde

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