This is a concrete chunk of street corner from a do-it-yourself curb cut. A group of activists took hammers to the corner because the city had discontinued its curb-reduction program and people trying to get up impassable curbs frequently had been hit by cars. The activists were from the Atlantis Community, an independent living center, and the protest launched the disability rights group ADAPT.

Week 4: The Politics of Space: Cripping UW-Madison PART 2

9/25, Tuesday:

Hamraie, Aimi. “Introduction- Critical Access Studies.” In Building Access: Universal Design and the Politics of Disability, 1 – 18.Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2017.

9/27, Thursday:

Kafer, Alison. “Introduction- Imagined Futures.” In Feminist, Queer, Crip, 1–24. Bloomington (Ind.): Indiana University Press, 2013.