On Rehearsing Access

  • Futuress
  • (2024)

In On Rehearsing Access: Making space for non-normative time with Access Riders I speak about the care labor and potential exhaustion of fighting against ableist structures on a daily basis, and point out why taking time can be a first step towards more just present futures. Published on Futuress, a platform where design, feminisms, and politics meet I share about Access Riders as written documents used by artists and designers coming from disability communities to outline what they need in order to be in a space, to feel safe and comfortable. Through the lens of time politics, I highlight how Access Riders can make space and rehearse more just ways of being together. As documents Access Riders not only make space for individual needs within a working context, they go further towards addressing ableist infrastructures and demanding change.