LUCAS Explains #8: Stop Staring. How can we change the way disabled bodies fit into the world by changing how we look at them?
When we come across bodies we are unfamiliar with, they may shock us, amaze us, and make us curious what they are like. But different forms of looking, like staring, can have consequences regarding how people are or aren’t included in society.
In this vlog, Andries explains why how we look at and are affected by disabled bodies matters in how we can relate to them. Through literature and art that addresses this issue, we can examine what the consequences of different forms of looking, like reading and staring, are. By studying the arts, we can then consider and produce new forms of engagement with these bodies.
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In the video series LUCAS Explains, young researchers tell
about current societal and cultural topics from a historical or fresh
point of view. The subjects range from diversity to national identity
and from inclusiveness to migration. The videos stretch the history from
the Classics to the present and from Europe to Asia. LUCAS Explains is published every other Tuesday. LUCAS Explains is a video series of Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society and SOON media Amsterdam.
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