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Dr David Bolt collaborates on £1.5m AHRC-funded project

David Bolt 150 x 150 Tuesday 15 December 2015

Associate Professor Dr David Bolt has been named as a collaborator on a new £1.5 million project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s (AHRC’s) Large Grant scheme.

Known as the D4D Project, the programme will explore themes of Disability and Community: Dis/engagement, dis/enfranchisement, dis/parity and dissent.

Working with co-investigators from the universities of Exeter, Bristol, London, Manchester Metropolitan and Bristol Robotics Laboratory, Dr Bolt will focus on the place of people in communities.

David said: “Central to my collaboration on the project is my work as a disability theorist. I have both sensory and physical impairments myself and draw on the resulting experiential knowledge to argue for complex representations of disability that recognise detached, negative, and positive factors in the spirit of true appreciation.”

The project will work across the spectrum of disability, working closely with community partners and organisations, and will seek to enhance agency, and challenge discriminatory and excluding practices.

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