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Artistry and disability - Doing art for real?: Affordances at a day activity centre with an artistic profile
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Special Education.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5329-1989
Number of Authors: 22017 (English)In: Disability & Society, ISSN 0968-7599, E-ISSN 1360-0508, Vol. 32, no 7, p. 966-985Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Taking our point of departure from critical disability studies, this study explores affordances of a day activity centre with an artistic profile. The analysis reveals that this centre has two fundamental meanings to the participants; it is a place to create art, and it is a safe haven'. Our conclusion is that the desire to belong, to be in a community and to do artwork, entails a future need for flexible institutional environments, where the social milieu is characterized by increased influence and with an engaging focus, such as that which is offered in cultural work.

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2017. Vol. 32, no 7, p. 966-985
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Art, day activity centres, critical disability studies, neurodiversity, 'safe haven'
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-146030DOI: 10.1080/09687599.2017.1337563ISI: 000405219900002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-146030DiVA, id: diva2:1134901
Available from: 2017-08-21 Created: 2017-08-21 Last updated: 2018-05-17Bibliographically approved

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