Vibe Symposium: Challenging ableism and audism through the arts

22nd October 2018

“VIBE: challenging ableism and audism through the arts” is a three-day international symposium, happening November 30-December 2 in Montréal, Québec, hosted by Concordia University’s Department of Communication Studies and the Critical Disability Studies Working Group (CDSWG) of the Milieux Institute’s Participatory Media Cluster. This symposium will gather artists, activists, and academics to share differing perspectives on […]

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Vibe Workshop: “VIBRAFY”

1st October 2018
Vibe Workshop Series

What: “VIBRAFY” Workshop Are you someone interested in inclusive and accessible art making? Then please join us for the first edition of our VIBE workshop series! We will learn how to make artworks and galleries more inclusive and experiential for everyone by transforming sound and video files into vibrating wearables and cushions. Drop in for a day of […]

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GAELYNN LEA IS BACK!

18th September 2018
Gaelynn Lea

The Critical Disability Studies Working Group (CDSWG) of the Milieux Institute’s Participatory Media Cluster are beyond excited to let everyone know GAELYNN LEA IS BACK! Members of the CDSWG are thrilled to share with you that Gaelynn Lea will be performing new songs off of her new album, Learning How to Stay     Event Info When: Thursday, September 20th from 6pm-9:30pm […]

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Next Meeting- Feb 27- 1:30pm-3pm, EV 11.655- “Bioethics and Parenting”

25th February 2018

Our next meeting will be on February 27th from 1:30pm-3pm in our cluster space, EV 11.655 at Concordia University’s downtown campus. This meeting is going to focus on Bioethics and Parenting. Our speakers will include: Cynthia Henriksen, a current Masters students in Bioethics at the Université de Montréal. The convergence of her interests in Disability […]

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OPEN HOUSE TODAY in EV 11.655

10th February 2018

Hello everyone, Please come join Ash McAskill, our coordinator, in EV 11.655 for Concordia University’s Open House. Ash will be greeting guests at the Participatory Media Cluster Space, talking about the CDSWG, along with our sister/brother/other family member/non-gendered/kindred spirit/ allied groups ACT (Ageing+Technology+Communications), Education Makers, and the Mobile Media Lab. Our working space has been […]

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Updates to come :)

26th January 2018

Hello wonderful visitors, Please note we are currently in the midst of updating our website’s content. We thank you for your patience. We will be holding a meeting soon. Stay tuned, and if you would like to be apart of our mailing list, please contact us. Some big things ahead in 2018!   From the […]

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Mi silla son my legs

7th August 2016

July 23, 2016 I am leaving Santiago de Chile today, and I am not ready. I would have stayed longer and I hope I will be able to come after… after a few Spanish lessons. At the Air Canada check-in desk, I am told I can’t have my wheelchair past this point and I will […]

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Activismo por las personas con discapacidad en Montreal, Canada: poner el capacitismo en la agenda de nuestros movimientos

19th July 2016

English follows Encuentro 2014 – Montreal En Junio 2014, un grupo de académicos, activistas y artistas se involucraron en el trabajo de grupo “Performing Disability and Enabling Performance” en Encuentro, en la ciudad de Montreal. De esta manera, discutimos como el  funcionamiento y  la discapacidad se entrecruzan cuando exploramos aspectos del cuerpo, de las representaciones […]

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CfP: Cripping the Arts in Canada Special Issue of the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies

8th April 2016

Full submissions due: December 1, 2016 to Eliza Chandler (special guest editor): eliza.chandler@ryerson.ca Call for Proposals: Cripping the Arts in Canada Special Issue of the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies  Until very recently, disability, crip, D/deaf, and Mad arts (d/c/D/M arts) have been included in the art world in such a way that normalizes us […]

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