Projects

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

Crip Interiors is an annual arts event that brings together disability-identified artists to consider how we understand accessibility and interior space through the process of 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.

This event is a provocative and enchanting demonstration of disability art and activism that brings together diverse and distinct creative perspectives and mediums into a single form. The work presented in Crip Interiors exposes that which is often hidden, revealing the everyday/night work, labour, collectively, humour, creativity, and love that goes into negotiating interior and exterior spaces that may be built and organized without disabled bodies in mind.

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Deaf Interiors

In August 2020, Creative Users Projects, in partnership with Tangled Art + Disability, Deaf Spectrum, and the City of Toronto’s Cultural Hotspot, will commission 6 Deaf artists to participate in an online creative development program with lead facilitation by guest artist Sage Lovell and Peter Owusu-Ansah. Selected artists will gather as a group for 6 online sessions to collaborate on the development of ideas, share feedback, and co-create digital works of art to present to the public in the fall of 2020.

Deaf Interiors is a provocative demonstration of Deaf art and culture, activism, and connection that speaks to the social and economic challenges of our modern era during a world health crisis. Using zoom as a central medium, artists will explore ‘new norms’ in communication and creative practice in light of COVID-19-culminating in a series of digital “interiors” present to the public through online channels.

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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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