Aimi Hamraie wraps up season one of Contra* with some reflections on central themes.Read More
In this episode, I speak with black feminist disability activists and scholars Dr. Moya Bailey and Vilissa Thompson, LMSW about “hashtag activism” as a strategy in black feminist and black feminist disabled communities.Read More
In Episode seven, Critical Design Lab contributor Cassandra Hartblay and director Aimi Hamraie speak to Marcel LaFlamme about how the concept of open access publishing relates to accessibility. This episode is the second in a two-part series about critical design and accessibility within or adjacent to academia.Read More
In this episode, we talk to Ideas on Fire CEO Cathy Hannabach about podcasting design as a tool for creating more just worlds.Read More
In Episode five, Vanderbilt Graduate students and Critical Design Lab members Maggie Mang and Rebecca Rahimi speak to Robert McRuer about his book Crip Times: Disability, Globalization, and ResistanceRead More
In this second episode with Alice Wong, we discuss the politics of the straw ban.Read More
In this episode, we begin a two-part episode with disability activist Alice Wong, who has done incredible work with social media to strengthen connections between global disability communities.Read More
In Episode three, I talk to Critical Design Lab artist-in-residence Kevin Gotkin about practices of “crip nightlife” and accessible DJing, which he is developing as part of the DIY club scene in New York City. Kevin is thinking about DJing as both art and design practice encompassing archival collection and the curation of experiences.Read More
In Episode two, Vanderbilt graduate student and Critical Design Lab member Maggie Mang interviews Mimi Khuc about her curation and design of Open in Emergency, a special issue of the Asian American Literary Review focused on mental health.Read More
In this first episode of the podcast, we talk to design researcher Sara Hendren, who teaches at Olin College of Engineering, about disability, critical design, and poetic creation.Read More
Contra* is a podcast about disability, design justice, and the lifeworld.
Episodes will feature interviews, reviews, and more. Debuting January 2019!