International Resilience Revolution Conference

  • Gemma Williams (Participant)
  • David Parker (Participant)
  • William Hanekom (Participant)
  • Eleana Re (Participant)

Activity: EventsConference


Making Together: co-producing animated research-informed videos with autistic artists

When a piece of research is complete, the findings are usually published in academic journal articles. They are often written in very technical language and require an expensive subscription to read them: creating barriers to members of the public being able to access them. This seems especially unjust when research findings have relevance for people’s everyday lives. If we are aiming to beat the odds while changing the odds, a theme of this conference, we need to make sure everyone can access knowledge that might help them do that.
In disability activism we talk about ‘nothing about us without us’. This means, among other things, that communities should be part of any conversation about them. In this talk we’ll describe a collaboration between myself – an autistic academic who wanted to share my research findings- and some autistic artists working with a not-for-profit organisation called Figment Arts and then share with you some excerpts of the fantastic work in progress…
Period30 Mar 2022
Event typeConference
LocationBlackpool, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • autism
  • Co-production
  • Animation
  • creative methods
  • communication
  • loneliness