Documenting Disability: Policy, Politics and the Personal

Series Name Documentary Media Month
Type Lectures & Talks
Starts at Nov 18, 2015 10:00 AM
Ends at Nov 18, 2015 07:00 PM
Venue Hansom Hall, Adult Education
Open To Public

Curated by Dr Anna Claydon (University of Leicester), this day anticipates the coming International Disability Day on December 3rd by instigating debates around disability, policy and politics (chaired by Paul Darke, 10am) and asking why we need an international disability day (led by the Leicestershire Centre for Independent Living, 6pm). Throughout the day, we will also be examining representations of disability within communities, with a photographic exhibition around disability in Northern Cyprus by DMU PhD student Damla Nailer and a screening and discussion of University of the Arts’ PhD student Pratap Rughani’s documentary film Justine (11.30, re-shown at 4.30 but without the discussion). During the afternoon (2-4pm), speakers from the University of Leicester, De Montfort University and elsewhere will deliver a punchy ‘peccha kucha’ style event presenting new research on disability, its representation, and social engagements with ideas around disability.

In association with Dr E. Anna Claydon SFHEA, Director of IDeoGRAMS, College of Social Sciences Director of PGT Programmes, Department of Media and Communication, University of Leicester and Leicestershire Centre for Integrated Living (LCiL). Contributions from special guests Dr Paul Darke and Margaret Montgomerie (DMU)

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