Between January - March 2015 the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary was hosted by The Victoria & Albert Museum, London with our successful 2015 recipient Carmen Papalia.

Papalia makes experiential projects about access with regard to public space, the art institution and visual culture. His current work is focused on developing and conducting participatory projects which create prolonged moments of radical accessibility in institutional and non-institutional settings. Born in Vancouver, Papalia has worked extensively across Canada and the USA and has contributed an article entitled 'A New Model for Access in the Museum' to Disability Studies Quarterly.

To read this article in full click here.

Click below to watch Mobility Device, a short documentary film by Mickey Fisher, in which Papalia replaces his cane with a marching band.

Carmen has recently featured in both the BBC Ouch podcast (available here) and in an article on the website's blog - click here to read it in full.

On 13 March Carmen will be taking part in a panel discussion as part of the Design Culture Salon at the V&A. Click here to find out more.

To read Carmen's recent blog post giving his perspective of accessibility, go to our arts blog.

Banner image: 'Long Cane, 2012' Kristin Rochelle Lantz