D4D Future Perfect: Future Imperfect Mini Online Festival

D4D Future Perfect: Future Imperfect Mini Online Festival

2–9 July 2021 – Free Entry

‘Future Perfect; Future Imperfect’ Hybrids, Scroungers – or Just Phased Out?

Friday 2nd July 2021, 2pm-4pm

This event is an opportunity to experience through performance, presentations and a panel discussion with workstream leaders, the outcomes of research undertaken as part of D4D – Disability and Community, Dis/Engagement, Disparity, and Dissent. Funded by the AHRC Connected Communities Programme.

The online programme will run ​between 2pm-4pm and will include: filmed performance provocations from the New Vic Theatre, Stoke; filmed interviews and animations, poetry, and an opportunity to ask questions of the research team and respond to key questions.

Delegates are invited to respond throughout the event by contributing their own questions, ideas, and observations about the work D4D has undertaken and help identify new directions to take this important research.

Electric Bodies Book Launch

Limited spaces available

Thursday 8th July 2021, 3.30pm-4.30pm

Join Disability Arts Online to celebrate the official launch of Electric Bodies: Travels in Life History – a landmark text to honour and share the heritage of the Disability Arts Movement

Through extensive life history interviews transcribed into poetry cycles, Electric Bodies reveals unique insights and epiphanies about disability, identity, art and the society in which we live.

This celebration will feature a live reading from Electric Bodies by Allan Sutherland; a panel discussion on what we learned about recording our history with Colin Hambrook, Vici Wreford Sinnott and Allan Sutherland; and speeches and networking to showcase and celebrate the book and the artists involved.

Brave New World; Our Virtual Museum

Friday 9th July 2021, 2pm-4pm

This live workshop style online event will give a platform for 5 artist, writers, actors and performers to share and discuss an item which they have created in the response to the theme of eugenics.  These items will then be collected in our Virtual Museum.  Each speaker will talk for 10 minutes about their artwork, film or piece of writing and why this has been selected for the Museum.  There will then be an opportunity for those attending this event to ask questions about the work or the wider themes of eugenics in both it’s past and future form. Confirmed guest contributors include:

  • Tanvir Bush, novelist, photographer and researcher
  • Esther Fox, visual artist, museum facilitator and researcher
  • Liz Crow, artist-activist working in film, audio, text and performance
  • Nabil Shaban, Jordanian-British actor, writer and theatre director
  • Emmeline Burdett, writer and academic

We want to ensure that the Future Perfect; Future Imperfect events are as inclusive and accessible as possible.

Please let us know in advance if you have accessibility needs so that we can do our best to ensure your experience on the day is exciting and meaningful. We will be providing BSL interpretation and live captioning and there will be regular breaks.

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