OPEN16: Inviting Movements: Emerging Critical Disability & Deaf Perspectives and Practices (Broadcast)

OPEN16: Inviting Movements: Emerging Critical Disability & Deaf Perspectives and Practices (Broadcast)


Lancaster University's Centre for Mobilities Research and Centre for Disability Research are hosting a live video link to this seminar in Montreal. A live Q&A session will be hosted by Owen Chapman who is a CeMoRe visiting fellow and co-director of the Community and Differential Mobilities Cluster (CDMC) at Concordia University.


This symposium is an invitation for members of our communities to share differing perspectives and practices in the hopes of enabling our communities to move together. It is an invitation to come watch a screening of Simi Linton and Christian von Tippelskirch’s documentary “Invitation to Dance”. It is an invitation to those working from critical perspectives within disability, Deaf, neurodiversity, mad, illness, crip, and other social justice movements, to discuss ideas of disability, art, and movement that emerge from the screening. It is an invitation, especially for those working within Quebec, coming from Quebec, or wanting to connect better to Quebec communities, to engage publicly with the specificity of our experiences and movements. It is an invitation to share differing perspectives and practices within and between our movements, languages, and disciplines, in hopes of creating new ways of understanding our pasts, of cooperating in the present, and of imagining our futures.

More information about the full event can be found here.



We will be live streaming two events:

4pm: Introduction to the event & screening of film trailer – Owen Chapman

4.30pm – 6pm: Keynote - Simi Linton

Disability/Arts is on the verge of a shift – a reshaping of disability in the cultural imagination; an increase in the cultural authority of disabled people; an elevation of our art.  What can we do to promote such a shift? What stands in our way?

7.30 – 10pm: Discussion #3 - creating crip: mad/ crip/ Deaf art practices

Lindsay Eales*, David Bobier, Ashley McAskill* and Véro Leduc*
This second set of presentations will use a variety of languages including combinations of English, French, signing and dance which may present challenges for alive stream. We will do our best to ensure that our stream is accessible.
Simi Linton is a writer, teacher, and performer currently residing in New York City. She is the author of Claiming Disability: Knowledge and Identity, the memoir My Body Politic, and numerous articles on disability. Linton was on the faculty at City University of New York (CUNY) for 14 years, leaving in 1998 to write and develop her consultancy work. Linton has worked with filmmakers, artists and cultural institutions (such as The Smithsonian, The Margaret Mead Film Festival and The Public Theater) to shape the presentation of disability in the arts and to increase the representation of works by disabled artists. She holds an undergraduate degree from Columbia University, and a PhD in Counselling Psychology from New York University. She is one of the foremost experts on disability and the arts in the United States.