‘Sanitise your hands with rainbows!’ Encouraging self-representation in times of crisis: inclusive reflections on Covid-19, together with women with learning disabilities from East London

Seubert, Florian J. 2022. ‘Sanitise your hands with rainbows!’ Encouraging self-representation in times of crisis: inclusive reflections on Covid-19, together with women with learning disabilities from East London. Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, ISSN 1356-9783 [Article] (In Press)

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Abstract or Description

This article re-contextualises applied drama practice in the wake of Covid-19, with a particular focus on cognitive diversity. From an inclusive perspective, it asks how encouraging self-expression helps to diversify the still often one-dimensional perception of people with learning disabilities in media reports. It thereby continues an on-going argument around empowered representation within disability drama and culture. The article traces arts practice that engaged a group of women with learning disabilities in reflections about the lockdown 2020. The practice section of the article documents three concrete examples from a workshop series with the members of Powerhouse, a group of women with learning disabilities from the East of London.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1080/13569783.2022.2049223

Additional Information:

The project was made possible by the Coronavirus Community Support Fund and the National Lottery. The facilitator acknowledges that government funding went into the making of this project. The grant number is 20134451.

Keywords:

Inclusive arts; learning disability; applied drama research; coronavirus; lockdown

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Theatre and Performance (TAP)

Dates:

DateEvent
28 February 2022Accepted
17 March 2022Published Online

Item ID:

31638

Date Deposited:

18 Mar 2022 11:30

Last Modified:

18 Mar 2022 11:32

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

https://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/31638

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