• Unpacks and troubles dominant notions of what it means to be human;
  • Celebrates the disruptive potential of disability to trouble these dominant notions;
  • Acknowledges that being recognise as a regular normal human being is desirable, especially for those people who been denied access to the category of the human;
  • Recognises disability’s intersectional relationship with other identities that have been considered less than human (associated with class, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, age);
  • Aims to develop theory, research, art and activism that push at the boundaries of what it means to be human and disabled;
  • Keeps in mind the pernicious and stifling impacts of ableism, which we define as a discriminatory processes that idealize a narrow version of humanness and reject more diverse forms of humanity;
  • Seeks to promote transdisciplinary forms of empirical and theoretical enquiry that breaks disciplinary orthodoxies, dominances and boundaries;
  • Foregrounds dis/ability as the complex for interrogating oppression and furthering a posthuman politics of affirmation.

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