Critical Design Lab
The Critical Design Lab is a collective of disabled, crip, neuroqueer, and nondisabled maker-theorists. Our lab creates public-facing projects rooted in a critical design practice informed by disability culture and science and technology studies. Other Critical Design Lab projects include Remote Access, and the Contra* Podcast.
#CripRitual Curatorial Team:
Aimi Hamraie (disabled), Critical Design Lab, Vanderbilt University
Cassandra Hartblay (nondisabled ally), Critical Design Lab, University of Toronto
Jarah Moesch (disabled/sick), Critical Design Lab, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Jose Miguel (Miggy) Esteban, PhD Student, OISE at University of Toronto & Centre for Global Disability Studies – Website Production Lead
Madison Giles, MSc, PhD Candidate, Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto – GTA Outreach & Engagement
Bisma Ali, Undergraduate Student, UTSC Department of Health & Society – CDHI Digital Humanities Undergraduate Fellow
Doris McCarthy Gallery
The Doris McCarthy Gallery is a professional public art gallery within the University of Toronto Scarborough that advances artistic innovation, critical thinking, and cultural exchange through engagement with contemporary art.
Ann McDonald, Executive Director/ Chief Curator
Erin Peck, Exhibitions & Programming Coordinator
Safia Siad, Interim Exhibitions & Programming Coordinator
Carly Wolowich, Interim Collections Coordinator
Carol Cheong, Operations Coordinator
Kachely Peters, Education and Outreach Assistant
Maryam Hafizirad, #CripRitual Educator-in-Residence
Tangled Art + Disability
Tangled Art + Disability is boldly redefining how the world experiences art and those who create it. We are a not for profit art + disability organization dedicated to connecting professional and emerging artists, the arts community and a diverse public through creative passion and artistic excellence. Our mandate is to support Deaf, Mad and disability-identified artists, to cultivate Deaf, Mad and disability arts in Canada, and to enhance access to the arts for artists and audiences of all abilities.
Cyn Rozeboom, Executive Director
Francis Tomkins, Communications Coordinator
Heidi Persaud, Gallery Manager
Jack Hawk, Outreach Coordinator
Kayla Besse, Public Education Coordinator
Kristina McMullin, (past) Communications Manager
Max Ferguson, Curator in Residence
Sean Lee, Director of Programming
Victoria Anne Warner, Research Coordinator
Nicole Crawford, Gallery Assistant
Funders & Sponsors
The #CripRitual team gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the partner galleries. The Doris McCarthy Gallery operates with the ongoing support of the University of Toronto Scarborough, Toronto Arts Council, and Canada Council of the Arts. Tangled Art + Disability counts among its sponsors Canada Arts Council, Ontario Council for the Arts, the City of Toronto, TD Ready Commitment, and Bodies in Translation.
Support for the development, installation, and maintenance of the physical and virtual #CripRitual exhibition was provided by the University of Toronto Scarborough, the Critical Digital Humanities Initiative at the University of Toronto, the Flourish: Arts & Social Well-being Research Cluster at the University of Toronto Scarborough, Ontario Arts Council, and the Canadian Heritage Canada Arts Presentation Fund.
*Photography by Michelle Peek used throughout this site is provided courtesy of Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology & Access to Life, Re•Vision: The Centre for Art & Social Justice at the University of Guelph