This stream will explore issues of integration and marginalization, focusing on different settings: mainstream schools, youth zones and the work-place. We will explore lived experience of ‘inclusion’, looking at issues of participation, visibility / invisibility, resilience and resistance of disabled adults and youngsters in these contexts.
The research will consider the ambiguous relationships between inclusion and exclusion through ethnographic studies, and investigate ways of promoting agency and integration through creative expression. This will involve the facilitation of a series of Cultural Animation
workshops in which participants will explore modes of creative expression (drama, poetry, photography, performance) with practitioners and as output we plan to include a co-curated exhibition.