I will speak to you about an action that I dream to do in the public space: to stick on the walls of cities an image that represents a road sign, which indicates that the place is reserved for disabled people. But this image would be crossed by a thick red line, signalling that a place is forbidden for disabled people. This idea can seem horrifying, but it is a reality: several public spaces are forbidden for disabled people. Yet, this reality is so obvious as she becomes invisible. Additionally, I am going to try to think about the conditions of this invisibilization. Why do we not think about the inaccessibility of public places in terms of Interdiction ? Why do we think about it in terms of impossibility?
What I propose is not only a plaidoyer about accessibility of public places, but it is also a reflection about the neutrality of public space, questioning how dominant imaginaries structure the public space.
No Anger is a doctor of political science. Her PhD works dealt with nudity and sexual representations in political organizing, in particular on the Femen and pornactivism. Presently, she works on the invisibilisation of minor bodies in the scenic arts. She is also an anti-ableist activist and a performer.
The Funambulist is a platform that engages with the politics of space and bodies. Their hope is to provide a useful platform where activist, academic, and practitioner voices can meet and build solidarities across geographical scales.