Carmen Papalia was the recipient of the 2015 Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary.

His residency took place at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

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.

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

On 13 March, Carmen took part in a panel discussion as part of the Design Culture Salon at the V&A. 

To read Carmen's recent blog post giving his perspective of accessibility: click here

Carmen discusses 'non visual learning' and what this means to him at this link:

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