By Ash McAskill
My name is Ash McAskill and I am in love with slowness. I recently graduated from a PhD in Communication Studies from Concordia University in Montréal, Québec. My doctoral research was with theatre groups and performance programs that work with disabled artists in Montréal, Québec and Vancouver, British Columbia. I participated in their artistic processes exploring how these groups are changing how we understand and make theatre in Canada. One of the ways I learned is through slowness which I define as an important mode of perception of valuing human diversity. Currently, I am working on a postdoc at ReVision: The Centre for Art and Social Justice at the University of Guelph working on a project called “Slow Journeys.”
Ash McAskill is an ally and academic in the disability arts and theatre community and slow theatre practioner.
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