Developing a Co-Produced, Digital and Living Archive of Learning Disability History
Contact: Dr Helen Graham
Funder: Arts and Humanities Research Council
This project uses participatory research methods with a research team with and without learning disabilities to promote self-advocacy and provide an avenue of instigating social change. The research will look to develop a co-produced ‘living’ archive of learning disability history using digital heritage and digital accessibility methods, in addition to exploring the issues in doing so.
The School of Fine Art History of Art and Cultural Studies has partnered with the Open University’s Faculty of Health and Social Care (lead research organisation) and the Rix Centre of the University of East London to develop this archive. The project has engaged a range of stakeholders, including those working in the arts, heritage and museums sector, education, technology, new media, and health and social care.
The project funding has also provided a full time PhD studentship, undertaken by Carley Stubbs, within the School of Fine Art History of Art and Cultural Studies.