Out from Under: Disability, History and Things to Remember
The exhibition was produced in collaboration with students, scholars and alumni from the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson University. The exhibition originated from a special topic seminar designed to uncover the hidden history of disability in Canada. Each student identified an artifact to explore that represented a particular moment in Canadian disability history. Thirteen objects were then selected for the exhibition, revealing narratives that pay homage to the resilience, creativity, and the civic and cultural contributions of Canadians with disabilities. Accompanying interpretive texts help confront stereotypical representations of disability such as pity, inspiration or freak, helping to illustrate the complexity of disability struggles for social and political acknowledgement, identity, survival and remembrance.
Each objects’ history is represented by a single word title: Digging, Labouring, Dressing, Fixing, Measuring, Naming, Breathing, Remembering, Packing, Trailblazing, Struggling, Leading and Aspiring.
October 25 to October 31, 2007, Abilities Arts Festival (at the Columbus Centre), Toronto, Canada
Access Award for Disability Issues, 2008.
- Disability studies
- Ryerson University
- Catherine Frazee
- 2010 Winter Paralympics
- Paralympic Games
- Disabled sports
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