The arts are our vehicle, as humans, to express our own experiences. We are challenged, provoked, critiqued and supported through the expressed language of experience, imagery and words.
What I do:
I collaborate with community members, health researchers, clinicians and educators to rethink cultural assumptions and elucidate social experiences of disability/aging through artistic and performance-based projects.
I am interested in how the arts can provide the possibility for more engaged, imaginative, creative people and communities. My interest is to develop artistic work with people in the midst of their lives, opening up space to explore ideas creatively and critically, leading to social change.
I also engage in scholarly explorations of theoretical underpinnings and methodological ambitions of arts-research (or arts-based research) through traditional academic channels such as publications and conference presentations.