Introduction: Cripping the Arts in Canada


  • Eliza Chandler Assistant Professor, Ryerson University



Disability arts are political. Disability arts are vital to the disabled people’s movement for how they imagine and perpetuate both new understandings of disability, Deafhood, and madness/Mad-identity and create new worldly arrangements that can hold, centre, and even desire such understandings. Critically led by disabled, mad, and Deaf people, disability art is a burgeoning artistic practice in Canada that takes the experience of disability as a creative entry point.

Author Biography

Eliza Chandler, Assistant Professor, Ryerson University

Assistant Professor, Ryerson University



How to Cite

Chandler, E. (2019). Introduction: Cripping the Arts in Canada. Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, 8(1), 1–14.