This #IDPWD , I am thinking about how the growing number of people with energy conditions has the potential to transform cultural orientations to time and labour. Cells that refuse energy production are the greatest source of anticapitalist revolutionary wisdom we have. 💜
Redoing a lecture inspired by history of #DesignMethodology is extremely fun, I'd only because 1970s and 80s design journals are just a treat to look at 💜
Sharing one of my favorite poems since childhood.
By the 12thc warrior poet Xin Qiji 辛棄疾, who was sidelined during peacetime, demoted, drifting through a decade of minor posts in remote lands.
- I read it aloud and write a bit more about the poet, and the translation choices that I made, here: https://quotomania.simplecast.com/episodes/quotomania-308-xin-qiji
On reflection on listening back to the interview, I should have made the context clearer: in general, it's absolutely not enough to just advocate for awareness and recognition. I emphasised that so much here because of my view that the discipline of history has particular problems with recognising that scholarly work is embodied, beyond its focus on the mystical value of presence in front of sources.
I think history and historians have a lot of work to do on even recognising that disabled historians exist, and I do think that has to be a foundation for any further work -- but it's definitely not enough in itself. I'll pay extra attention to being clear on this in future.
Related: thanks to the wizardly team at Archive Fever for making any sense of what was a heavily brain-fogged conversation 💜
I'm on this week's Archive Fever podcast talking about history and disability. Deep gratitude to Yves Rees and Clare Wright for their generosity and willingness to endure my nervousness:
We referred to @bluntshovels 's wonderful essay https://meanjin.com.au/essays/the-disability-pandemic/ and to André Brett's and my piece from last year https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14490854.2021.1993748 as well as my book on Milton Keynes https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/mono/10.4324/9780429444807/milton-keynes-british-culture-lauren-pik%C3%B3
history, cultural studies, disability, research methods. aka book_learning on the bird site. opinions own. 🥄
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