#2 Happy to Listen

Inviting Anti-Ableist Futures

With NEVE Mazique, Kim Simpson, Noa Winter
Talk | English, with English subtitles, simultaneous translation in German and British and German sign language

Duration 90min

Reflecting on texts written by Disabled artists during the pandemic, NEVE Mazique, Noa Winter and Kim Simpson will share thoughts on what Anti-Ableist Futures might look and feel like and what we can do to invite them.

NEVE Mazique is a Disabled multigender femme fop mixed-race Black African Choreographer/Dancer, Composer/Singer, Writer/Actor, Painter/Model, Hoodoo Voodoo Magician, and Performance Artist. They are a 2020 Pina Bausch Fellow, and one of the first two Americans to receive the award.

Working from her base in Glasgow under the name Blood and Bone, Kim Simpson is an independent curator, producer, facilitator and coach. Drawing from her lived experience of disability in her work she is drawn to the “connective tissue” of arts and society and is less concerned with what we do than with how we do it. She is a Clore Leadership Fellow.

Noa Winter is a queer, disabled, chronically ill curator and dramaturg, who currently works as a coordinator for the project Making a Difference, which supports disabled choreographers and dancers in Berlin. They facilitate workshops on ableism and accessibility as well as symposia such as Exploded Times, Mad Spaces - Disability Arts & Crip Spacetime.

Reading list

Speaker NEVE writes about Disabled queer witches at the end of this world.


Artist Raju Rage describes their desire to find more meaningful ‘access intimacy’ for people marginalised by arts institutions, acknowledging this might need to be outside of existing frameworks.


Writer Imani Barbarin quick-fire easy-read headings about disability related things we should know by now.


Alexandrina Hemsley reworks and reflects on previous writing about care, at a time when institutions are asking artists to be creative at a time of upheaval and tragedy.


Artist Chiara Bersani reflects on Covid-19 as a disabled person, and the opportunities missed.


A moving piece by Scotland based artist Amy Rosa which shares her experience of isolation during Covid. 


Also mentioned by Noa and NEVE  - Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice (Book) by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha


#2 Happy to Listen | Anti-Ableistische Zukunftsperspektiven | Inviting Anti-Ableist Futures

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  • Cast


    NEVE Mazique, Kim Simpson, Noa Winter

    Deutsche Gebärdensprache Dolmetscherin / GSL

    Oya Ataman

    BSL sign language interpreters

    Bridget Bree, Dionne Thomas


    Irina Bodas, Bettina von Arps-Aubert


Spectators who want to ask their questions in British or German sign language can use the „raise hand“ function on Zoom and the moderator will allow them to turn on their video and ask the question. Please be aware that your video will be visible to all webinar viewers, as well as on our livestream and at our public screening, which will be recorded and available on demand afterwards.

Past dates

Tue 25.8.

from 18:00 to 19:30Online/Public Viewing