In the late 1980s and early 1990s, disabled activists named Reasonable Adjustment (RAD) fought Margaret Thatcher’s right-wing government and an oppressive medical establishment to gain rights. Regarded as terrorists by some and freedom fighters by others, their actions included a shooting by blind activists during a live BBC TV broadcast and the bombing of Euston Underground station in protest at a lack of accessible transport.
In this exhibition, Justin Edgar showcases artefacts he has collected over 30 years which document the Reasonable Adjustment movement, including photographs he took as an art student during the height of their activity in the early 1990’s. The exhibition includes posters, artefacts and a 1991 television documentary on Reasonable Adjustment previously thought lost, but recently rediscovered. In the light of nine years of austerity cuts to disabled people, some might say it’s as though RAD never happened at all.
Access the exhibition here: https://www.reasonableadjustmentexhibition.com/
This event is part of Together! 2020's Disability History Month Festival Programme. On 3 December, International Day of Disabled People, Festival Director Dr Ju Gosling is in conversation with Justin Edgar about the exhibition and the future of Disability Film.
Thursday 3rd of December, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tube: Canning Town (21 min walk)
Train: Charlton (76 min walk)