Possible Bodies

Crip Technoscience Manifesto

Item number: 111
Item title: Crip Technoscience Manifesto
Author(s) of the item: Aimi Hamraie , Kelly Fritsch
Entry of the item into the inventory: 2 April 2019

"Disability technoscience reinforces the sense that disabled people are not already making, hacking, and tinkering with existing material arrangements. Disability is cast as an object of innovation discourse, rather than as a driver of technological change."

"In contrast to dominant forms of knowing-making for disability, we invoke crip technoscience to describe politicized practices of non-compliant knowing-making: world-building and world-dismantling practices by and with disabled people and communities that respond to intersectional systems of power, privilege, and oppression by working within and around them. Within feminist STS, we find a valuable openness to the possibilities of material production, including feminist hacking and coding (Haraway, 1991), “tactical biopolitics” (Da Costa & Phillip, 2008), and “critical making” (Ratto & Boler, 2014; Sayers, 2018), practices that push technoscience beyond the military-industrial into the realms of activist resistance and world-remaking."

"To struggle for a more accessible future in which disability is anticipated, welcomed, and in which disabled people thrive, we offer four commitments of crip technoscience as a field of critical scholarship, practice, and activism:"

Full text available here -> https://catalystjournal.org/index.php/catalyst/article/view/29607/24772