Project Re•Vision is a publicly and privately funded project that uses arts-based methods to dismantle stereotypical understandings of disability and physical difference that can create barriers to healthcare, education, and inclusion in the broader community. At the heart of Project Re•Vision are digital storytelling workshops, where participants create 2 to 3 minute-long videos that pair audio recordings of personal narratives with visuals (photographs, short videos, artwork, and more).
By merging innovative arts-informed approaches with research, Project Re•Vision aims to create opportunities for women, men, and trans people living with physical and mental differences to represent themselves in their own words and images.
These arts-based projects are conducted through REDLAB, a mobile media laboratory and expressive arts institute dedicated to exploring ways that arts-informed research can create opportunities for communities marginalized by misconceptions to transform stereotypes, advance social inclusion, and improve health equity.
Project Re•Vision is unique in that it puts new media technologies into the hands of marginalized communities as a way of shifting stereotypes and advancing inclusion. To that end, it seeks to engage diverse audiences in re-considering commonly held, harmful assumptions in an effort to improve health care and education systems across Canada and globally.
Project Re•Vision @ REDLAB
Revisioning Differences Mobile Media Arts Lab
103 Blackwood Hall, Trent Lane
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1