ABLE-BODIED PRIVILEGE

Anti-Stairs Club Lounge at Wassaic Project by Shannon Finnegan

 

Shannon Finneganis a New York based artist who focuses on “disability culture and access.”

Description: Anti-Stairs Club Lounge addresses the inaccessibility of the Wassaic Project's exhibition space, Maxon Mills. Maxon Mills is seven floors with no ramps or elevator above the first floor.

Anti-Stairs Club Lounge is a space exclusively for visitors who cannot or choose not to go upstairs. The space includes: seating, reading materials, light refreshments, plants, and a charging station. It features a mural that says “The higher you climb, the farther you fall.”

Year: 2017–2018
Size: Dimensions variable
Materials: Furniture, custom textiles, books, snacks

DEFINITION

 

ABLE-BODIED PRIVILEGE = inherent social advantages for those who do not struggle with disabilities (including, but not limited to, physical illnesses, mental illnesses, invisible illnesses, etc)

 

RESOURCES

A sort of dictionary listing ableist words and substitutions for them:

 

https://www.autistichoya.com/p/ableist-words-and-terms-to-avoid.html

 

ARTISTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panteha Abareshi

https://www.panteha.com/

NO KEEPSAKE

India ink, Acrylic Ink, Watercolor on Hot Press Paper

2019

 

 

 

Pansy St. Battie

https://www.instagram.com/pansystbattie/?hl=en

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