Brave, Poor (and Invisible): Gatekeepers of Past and Future Cities

Praminda Caleb-Solly, Esther Fox, Sue Moffat, Openstorytellers and Grace Swordy

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Experience creative happenings, visits by robots and an opportunity to be part of a cultural animation installation work. This special all-day event brings together academics and community partners to expose and explore the often absent voices of disabled people in our collective history as well as our future planning. Find out about the process for engaging local people in research for a new exhibition at M-Shed and the crucial role creative interpretation, digital gaming and new technologies play in giving disabled people a voice in reclaiming their history and their future.

The speakers – including Praminda Caleb-Solly (Bristol Robots), Esther Fox (Accentuate Programme, Screen South), Sue Moffat (Borderlines New Vic Theatre Stoke), Openstorytellers and Grace Swordy (History of Place, Screen South) – examine who has been historically disregarded, left out or silenced and how we can make sure that these voices are not lost or overlooked in planning and design, or in the way people are valued. They explore the wider ethical questions as to whether technological progress offers a utopian or dystopian future and ask what methods we can adopt to ensure disabled people are the gatekeepers of their own futures.

There will be BSL interpreters and captioning available, the building is wheelchair accessible and there will be guides available for any attendees with a visual impairment. Please get in touch or contact the venue directly if you have any further access requirements or concerns.

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We endeavour to hold events in venues that are accessible to all. There will be BSL interpreters and captioning available, the building is wheelchair accessible and there will be guides available for any attendees with a visual impairment. Please get in touch or contact the venue directly if you have any further access requirements or concerns.

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