Episode 7: Contra*Access with Marcel LaFlamme

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. 

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Episode 4A: Contra* Hacking with Alice Wong

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. 

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Episode 3: Contra* Certainty with Kevin Gotkin

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.

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Episode 2: Contra*DSM with Mimi Khuc

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. 

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