VIBE SYMPOSIUM 2018 – Registration Open

Hello everyone 🙂

VIBE: challenging ableism and audism through the arts” is a three-day international symposium, happening November 30-December 2 in Montréal, Québec, hosted by Concordia University’s Department of Communication Studies and the Critical Disability Studies Working Group (CDSWG) of the Milieux Institute’s Participatory Media Cluster.

Through performances, research presentations, exhibitions, and roundtables, VIBE will map out new ways of understanding relationships between the arts and Deaf and disability communities.

This symposium will gather artists, activists, and academics to share differing perspectives on Deaf and disability arts, advancing the next chapter of intersections between critical disability studies, Deaf studies, the arts, and culture.


Our events will begin on the evening of November 30th at 6 pm and run until 5 pm on December 2nd. Our event features a diversity of participants coming from different communities and artistic practices.

You can find our program here:

Accessibility Notes

Please note our event will have a quiet space, ASL and LSQ interpretation, audio description in English, and it is FREE! 🙂

This is an event open to anyone and everyone that is interested in issues concerning how art challenges ableism and audism.


We kindly ask all participants and other interested attendees to please register before November 23.

You can find registration here:

See the ASL version


SSHRC • Concordia Faculty of Arts and Science • Concordia Office of the VP, Research & Graduate Studies • Concordia Research Chair in Mobile Media Studies • Québec-UK Connections • ACT Project • Together! 2012 • VibraFusionLab • 4th Space • MilieuxMilleux Institute for Arts Culture and Technology • Participatory Media cluster •   The Canadian Consortium on Performance and Politics in the Americas (CCPPA) • Bodies in Translation project

We are so excited to meet you all!

If you have any questions, please email us at

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