Community and Differential Mobilities
technology and social inclusion • accessibility • digital networks and public engagement
The Community and Differential Mobilities cluster is a hub for research-creation work that is concerned with questions of social justice and accessibility. The members of this cluster are active producers of different dynamic and participatory media with a shared interest in the visible and invisible webs that enable/restrict different bodies in terms of space, social class, citizenship, employment, etc. Technologies caught up in these questions of “ differential” mobility (such as smartphones and other mobile media devices) are of central concern to the group, both in terms of the new production platforms they offer as well as the multiple forms of constant connectivity in which they are embedded. Lastly, and vitally, the cluster provides an accessible institutional home for the Critical Disability Studies Working Group at Concordia, including a meeting room, digital production environment and shared office space for invited visiting scholars and postdocs.
Owen Chapman Cluster Co-Director, Assistant Professor
Department of Communication
Giuliana Cucinelli Cluster Co-Director, Assistant Professor
Department of Education