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Cripistemologies in the city: 'walking- together' as sense-making

Show simple item record Chandler, Eliza Johnson, Megan Gold, Becky Rice, Carla Bulmer, Alex 2020-03-11T17:51:25Z 2020-03-11T17:51:25Z 2019 2020-03-11 2019
dc.description.abstract Throughout this article, we take up works of disability artists whose practices engage with the act of walking/traversing as a method and form of sense-making. Specifically, we take up two performances by blind theatre artist Alex Bulmer—May I Take Your Arm (2018) and Blind Woman in Search of a Narrative (2018-2020) —in which walking, specifically ‘walking-together,’ is embedded as both a performative element and an integral mode of inquiry. We think about what Bulmer’s works, along with works by Carmen Papalia and Arseli Dokumaci, teach us about knowing and being known through an urban landscape, creating a “cripistemology” (McRuer & Johnson 2014) that builds on David Serlin’s (2006) notion of “disabling the flâneur.” Throughout this arts- based inquiry, we suggest that Bulmer advances a practice of “cripping the flâneur” (Campbell, 2010) as she demonstrates how we might come to know ourselves, our cities, our neighbours, and blindness through the epistemological vantage-point of blindness. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Victoria University en_US
dc.subject disability arts en_US
dc.subject performing arts en_US
dc.subject mobile methodologies en_US
dc.subject flâneur en_US
dc.subject cripping flâneur en_US
dc.title Cripistemologies in the city: 'walking- together' as sense-making en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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dcterms.relation Chandler, E., Johnson M., Gold, B., Rice, C., & Bulmer, A. (2019). Cripistemologies in the city: 'Walking- together' as sense-making. Journal of Public Pedagogies. Retrieved from

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