This way of thinking is at the very center of developments in overlapping disciplines in the humanities, sciences, and at the forefront of what it means to be human today. How might the concept of disability present us with an inherently different way of understanding our «humanity», and what imaginative and emancipatory forms of expression might it illuminate?
At the Black Market No. 17 in Basel, and two Dialog Installations in Bern and Lugano, 50 experts from various disciplinary fields including critical disability studies, cultural theory, robotics, visual and performing arts, comic book literature, entertainment, music, sports, psychology, philosophy and activism will discuss and/or show the limitations and potentialities that disability can have on society.
These three events will delve into the contributions and ethical questions surrounding technological enhancements, what it means to be human and the political implications of thinking about (dis)ability in its differing and complex manifestations. With this offering what liberating options might arise if we looked at disability as an occasion to stretch and complicate our parahuman imaginative capabilities?