Montreal in/accessible is the name for a suite of projects addressing the intersections between critical disability studies and mobility studies.

Projects include:
Megafone: a collaboration between the Mobile Media Lab and Barcelona artist, Antoni Abad. Since 2004 Abad has been exploring the ways that communities marginalized within society, and the mainstream media, might become public. The result is the megafone application, a software that Abad has developed. Since 2012 the MML has contributed with the on-going maintenance of the application. We are also participants in a network of institutions and organizations around the world who have participated in megafone events. We look forward to participating in a major retrospective of Megafone, planned for 2014.

View our map here: http://www.megafone.net/montreal/.

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Montreal in/accessible video capsules:

In addition to documenting the city, participants in the project have created a series of short video capsules that explore, in detail, a particular space.

Four capsules, to date, have been scripted and produced with participants in Montreal in/accessible. The will soon be distributed on this site.

Marie-Eve goes to class

Henry in the gay village
Linda visits city hall
Marie-Eve on “The Main”

Coming soon
Nuit Blanche

Principal Researchers:

Antoni Abad, Artist, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Kim Sawchuk, Communication Studies, Concordia University, Montreal

Research Assistants:

Laurence Parent, PhD in Humanities, Concordia University (Project Coordinator)
Aseli Dokumaci, Post-Doctoral Candidate, Concordia University (Research Assistant)

Participants:

Marie-Eve Veilleux
Linda Gauthier
Henry Desbiolles
Anna Tkacz
Laurence Parent
Julien Gascon-Samson

Video capsules
Laurence Parent: Director
Joëlle Rouleau: Cinematography and Editing
Ben Spencer: Sound Design
Kim Sawchuk: Translation and Subtitles

Partner Organization:
RAPLIQ: Many of our participants are involved in the disability rights organization RAPLIQ. For more information on their latest campaigns, please click on the links provided.

Montreal in/accessible has been supported by the Vice-President of Research and Graduate Studies, Concordia University, the Concordia University Chair in Mobile Media Studies and Grand NCE.