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The Power of Disability Part 3 — with Carmen Papalia
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“At the heart of disability justice is the idea of mutual aid, which means building a capacity for care that isn’t otherwise available.” — Carmen Papalia
- Carmen Papalia’s website
- Vocal Eye
- Open Access by Carmen Papalia
- “An Accessibility Manifesto for the Arts” - Canadian Art
- White Cane Amplified by Carmen Papalia
- Mobility Device by Carmen Papalia
- Sins Invalid
- Skin, Tooth, and Bone: The Basis of Movement is Our People, a Disability Justice primer by Sins Invalid
- Review of Skin, Tooth, and Bone: The Basis of Movement is Our People
- Sins Invalid access suggestions for mobilizations
- Sins Invalid access suggestions for public events
- Disability Filibuster for Bill C-7
- Al Etmanski’s website
- The Power of Disability: 10 Lessons for Surviving, Thriving, and Changing the World
About Our Guest
Carmen Papalia is a social practice artist who makes participatory projects on the topic of access as it relates to public space, art institutions and visual culture. His work has been featured as part of exhibitions and engagements at the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, National Art Gallery, Banff Centre, Vancouver Art Gallery, Gallery Gachet and the Tate Liverpool.
Carmen has received many awards for his work including the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary and the Wynn Newhouse Award. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University, Vancouver and a Master of Fine Arts from Portland State University.
His current work includes a movement building campaign for Open Access. One of the tenets of Open Access is, “Open Access interrupts the disabling power structures that limit one’s agency and potential to thrive.” Accessibility isn’t relevant only to people with disabilities, Papalia says, “it is an affirmation of mutual trust.” Along with his collaborator mia susan amir, they have created the The Open Access Foundation for Arts and Culture.