Imagining Disability Futurities, Proliferating Dis-topias: An International Symposium, Sheffield, 20th July 2015

Project Revision: An International Symposium 

SheffieldMonday 20th July 2015

This event is free but you need to book a ticket here.

Come and join us for an interactive and informal session featuring a collection of digital stories (short films) created by women living with disability and difference – made as part of Project Revision.

The representational history of disabled people can largely be characterized as one of being put on display or hidden away. Self-representations have been a powerful part of the disability rights and culture movement, but recently scholars have analysed the ways in which these run the risk of creating a ‘single story’ that centres the experiences of white, western, physically disabled men. Here we introduce and theorize with Project Re•Vision, our arts-based research project that resists this singularity by creating and centring, without normalizing, representations that have previously been relegated to the margins. From research creation of short videos made by women living with disability and differences, in this talk we argue for new disability futures (dis-topias) that hinge upon a more radically conceived body politic.

Check out our latest Open Access article, Disability at the edges of representation, in Disability and Society, here.

Project Revision includes:

  • Dr. Carla Rice, College of Social and Applied Sciences, and Director/Founder of Project ReVision, University of Guelph, CA
  • Dr. Eliza Chandler, School of Disability Studies, Ryerson University, CA
  • Dr. Nadine Changfoot, Political Studies, Trent University, CA
  • Dr. Kirsty Liddiard, School of Education, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Dr. Ingrid Mundel, REDLAB, University of Guelph, CA
  • Dr. Roxanne Mykitiuk, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, CA
  • Dr. Manuela Ferrari, School of Health Policy and Management, York University, CA
  • Andrea LaMarre MSc., Family Relations and Human Development, University of Guelph, CA


10.00 – 10.10      Welcome (Kirsty Liddiard and Dan Goodley)

10.10 – 11.20      Project Revision Part 1

11.20 – 11.40      Break

11.40 – 12.50      Project Revision Part 2

12.50 – 13.00     Close


Lecture Theatre 5, The Arts Tower, The University of Sheffield, Western Bank, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN. (NB: While the exact location will be confirmed asap, the event will definitely be taking place at The University of Sheffield. As soon as we have confirmation of our room booking, this will be updated).

Access: The event will be held in a wheelchair accessible building; all films are closed captioned (subtitled). Please get in touch if you have any questions regarding access, or anything else:

For information about getting to the University of Sheffield, please see our website.

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