Wake Wash Work

eight images in Wake wash work

Shape Open 2023 has the theme Open All Hours and this above is my submission.For several decades I’ve been Open All Hours to a torrent of diagnoses and disabilities. Even with the Social Model, each new diagnosis needs time, both practically and emotionally. Time for the worry that inevitably comes alongside an uncertain future with degenerative diseases. Time …

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Curating Theatre Deli festival: Social Model .. and More. Some of my specific outputs.

First call-out to Theatre Deli social model festival

My role is much more listening / influencing than ‘doing specific things’. But here are some of my specific festival outputs. After my comments initiated the festival, my first input as a curator was to say: We must start as we mean to go along – by listening to and hearing the diverse voices of …

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Third Wave

part of the Hokusai wave - with multicultural heads to show the black, brown and white people caught up and destroyed in the pandemic

I won a special award for COVID-19 Critique from Bertha Dochouse. And was Runner up for the 3rd edition of their Creative Response to Self-Isolation competition: New Reveries: The Power of Archive Now. This was about delving into the archive. Third Wave includes some archive from the 1918 pandemic – and also shows some of …

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What the party manifestos should cover on health and social care but probably won’t

David Oliver wrote an article on this in the BMJ(1). But he didnt mention clean air. I sent a rapid response saying …Surely we also need a Clean Air Election.Everyone took notice when 230,000 people died from Covid in the UK in the last four years. There was lots of money. Lots of ideas. Incidentally, also …

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WE NEED A CLEAN AIR ELECTION

We all need clean air – so we need a clean air election. Labour is ahead in the polls – which gives them space to do the Right Thing(s). Sadiq Khan’s election victory proved that sticking to principles can work – and that its not just Sadiq that’s not wedded to motonormativity. 1. So lets campaign! For much …

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My balcony

I love my balcony! Its great being out there with plant- and insect-life. Here’s what full sun looks like: Now im increasingly disabled, i struggle to walk out into my little heaven.To do the proper watering , primping and cooing. With recent hospital admissions, and the changeable winter spring, ive very sadly lost some plantsIm …

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Weblink RUPT mawer:

eight images in Wake wash work

For my RUPT CADA application, here’s some examples of my work:If you’d like to know more about the linked images / audio, please scroll down and click on the links in title. Living experience: Wake Wash Work: a narrative of (some of) my disabilities: collage including digital drawing, photos, and x-rays. See aggregate image up …

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Can voting / activism make a difference? How? DRAFT

Im personally keen on activism. But does it make a real difference to air pollution / the climate crisis? The journal Scientific American (Sci. Am.) has reviewed this (i summarised their work here). They say: governments and companies “need to do the lion’s share of the work”, but ordinary people also need to make changes …

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Is the area where I live a problem? DRAFT

If you’re in a high risk group, please sign up for an automatic text advisory service for spikes of bad air pollution. But different areas also have different ongoing or ‘baseline’ levels of air pollution. Please don’t assume you live in a ‘clean air’ area!I can see one of the top ten trees in London from …

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What about the transport we use: cars / public transport / active travel DRAFT

There’s good news .. and bad news : The good news: Small particle (PM2.5) emissions from road transport have reduced very significantly.This follows improved vehicle design – and road traffic controls like ULEZ in London. Pedestrians experience less pollution than drivers and passengers inside vehicles. Its even better if you can walk along side roads. …

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What about my work? DRAFT

In Camden, the single biggest source of gaseous and particulate pollution is ‘commercial buildings’. Do you know about the causes of your local air pollution?There are so many sorts of commercial buildings where you might be working – but lets pick out three: – Office / desk work– Construction– Restaurants, especially meat cooking Of course, …

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Am I – and my family – at risk? DRAFT

There is no safe level for air pollution. But some groups of people are more at risk. Both from spikes, and with ongoing levels of dirty air: Children and young people have lungs that are growing (until age 20). Younger people are physically smaller, and breathe faster – so air pollution has worse effects. And …

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