Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology, and Access to Life

Funding Agency: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Partnership Grant, 2016
Principal Investigator: Dr. Carla Rice
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Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology, and Access to Life (BIT) is intended to establish a community-university research program that builds and expands upon a working relationship between Project Re·Vision and Tangled Art + Disability, Ontario’s leading disability arts organization that cultivates disability, d/Deaf, and Mad arts in Ontario (Artistic Director: Eliza Chandler). In partnership with Tangled, and along with 11 community-based organizations and 12 academic institutions, BIT will set in motion a creative and intellectual wave of leading-edge artistic creation research, technological innovation, and critical inquiry within and beyond Ontario. Blending theories and practices of disability arts, feminist arts, and community arts, this grant explores how, and to what ends, we can cultivate arts that re-figure bodies/minds of difference.

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Aubrecht, K., Kelly, C., & Rice, C. (Eds.). (Submitted). The aging/disability nexus. British Columbia, BC: UBC Press.

Rinaldi, J., Friedman, M., & Rice, C. (Eds.). (Submitted). Thickening fat: Fat studies, intersectionality and social justice. Routledge.

Rice, C. (with the support of Harrison, E. & LaMarre, A.) (2018). Report on the Social Impacts of Disruptive Technologies for People with Episodic and Persistent Disabilities. Submitted to the Plans and Consultations, Privy Council Office. Ottawa: Government of Canada.