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Royal Albert memorial Museum Art & Gallery

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Researching Disability and Impairment: Creativity, Engagement and Social Change

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An event as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science and the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health Seminar Series to share and explore new and creative disability research and the innovative methods of engagement, participation and co-production being used in this field.

This free event will bring together people with an interest in and/or experiences of disability to share insight on current research, and to collectively explore innovative methods for research collaboration. We are pleased to be joined by Rachel Purtell, Folk.us Director and Critical Friend to the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health, who will be hosting the afternoon and leading discussions. The event will include a multi-media panel, short films, speakers and interactive discussions. Speakers and topics include:

• Diane Carr will discuss working with games and players on a project investigating 'science fictions' and the relationships between technology, popular culture and the body. This work draws on digital game studies and critical disability studies approaches as part of the D4D project;

• Ginny Russell and Eddie Callis will present on a project about expressing experiences of neurodiversity and autism through art, film and animation;

• Deborah Robinson and Laura Salisbury will share their creative collaboration with Ruairí Corr, exploring his personal experience of sensory impairment and temporality.

Each presentation will be followed by an interactive discussion, where attendees will be invited to share and contribute ideas and experiences. To conclude the day, Rachel Purtell will lead a discussion workshop to explore some of the event’s themes, including the practicalities, rewards and challenges of engaged disability research and creative methods.

Eddie Callis will be drawing the event to document the day.

A vegetarian lunch and refreshments are provided.

We are also pleased to offer a limited number of Travel and Assistance Bursaries to participants who do not have access to other funding, or would find it difficult to attend without this support. Please email charlotte.jones@exeter.ac.uk or L.R.Dolezal@exeter.ac.uk if you would like to apply for a Travel or Assistance Bursary.

This event has been organised by Luna Dolezal and Charlotte Jones, University of Exeter.

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BSL interpretation will be provided and films will be captioned.

The event room is at the back of the RAMM, and the New Garden entrance at the back of the building is the most convenient. There is a ramp and an automatic door to enter the building. There are accessible toilets on the same floor as the event room. If you have any questions or concerns about access, please email charlotte.jones@exeter.ac.uk or L.R.Dolezal@exeter.ac.uk.

General accessibility information for the RAMM:

https://www.rammuseum.org.uk/visiting-us/enjoy-your-visit/

A detailed access guide for the RAMM:

https://www.accessibilityguides.org/content/royal-albert-memorial-museum-art-gallery

Artwork courtesy of J.A. Tan, http://artofjatan.com

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