Projects

Our projects are created in collaboration with artists and communities to connect people from across all sectors.

Research

Deaf Interiors

In response to the world health crisis and to social distancing measures that exacerbate feelings of isolation, artists gathered online with facilitators Peter Owusu-Ansah and Sage Lovell to share stories, generate ideas and create work that demonstrates the interior world of Deaf culture, activism and human connection.

Presented by Creative Users Projects and Tangled Art + Disability, Deaf Interiors is a digital adaptation of Crip Interiors, a site-specific installation of grid-like arranged containers that individually and collectively highlight the ways that Deaf and disabled artists negotiate accessibility in the cityscape.

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Accessing the Arts

We are working with communities and arts organizations across Canada, co-creating and designing solutions in the sector that remove barriers in the arts and creates more opportunities for people with disabilities to connect to and access the arts in a digital world.

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Cripping the Arts

Held at the Harbourfront Centre over three days, the 2019 Cripping the arts symposium gathered people who share a belief that Deaf, Disability, and Mad arts and activism change not only how we understand difference, but also how we create and experience arts and culture.

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Crip Interiors

CRIP INTERIORS is an annual arts event that brings together disability-identified artists to consider how we understand accessibility and interior space by dissecting what it means to be a “user” in the environments we inhabit. Each year, artists shape the event around life-size interior white structures through a period of creative workshops.

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Design Fiction: Our Chemical Stories

Creative Users Projects and Ryerson University Disabilities Studies department teamed up with artists in the disability community for a unique artistic experience in the summer of 2017. Through intensive Design Fiction workshopping over four days, we co-developed a fictional product called Painsonic. This fictional product provokes us to think about how we encounter chemicals in our everyday lives and the impact these encounters have on our embodied experience, our selves, our relations to others, and our imagined and preferred futures.

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Atrophy: Cripping rape culture
 a zine

Produced by artists jes sasche, Jenna Mackay, Jordyn Taylor, and Wy Joung Kou, Atrophy is a compilation of raw collage and written text that reflects on and broadens the conversation on rape culture by examining its presence in society through the lens of disability.

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