Art | Disability | Climate Change: Online Webinar, 20 July

Posted on 14 Jul 2023

Art  |  Disability  |  Climate Change - Online Webinar on Thursday, 20 July



An afternoon webinar exploring disability narratives in a changing climate through the work of Irish artists.

Art, lived experience of disability, climate change, and their intersections will be explored by leading Irish and international arts professionals in an afternoon of free online panel discussions on Thursday 20th July, 12noon-3pm.

Climate change disproportionately affects disabled people through ways such as eco-ableism, lack of accessible information, physical vulnerabilities in extreme weather events, inaccessible climate policies, to name a few.

However, people with lived experience of disability have expert skill sets which are needed to address the climate emergency, such as resilience, resourcefulness, understanding the value of community care, and specialist knowledge of navigating a world of barriers and obstacles. Yet disabled people are routinely and systematically not considered in climate action projects, policies, and discussions.

Hosted by AlanJames Burns with contributions from Dr Sarah Bell, Jennifer Cunningham, Cecilia Bullo, Peter Kearns, Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan, Tia Vellani, Suzanne Walsh, Julia Watts Belser and Marek Wolynski.