Disarming Language

The “Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities” (2006) is an international human rights treaty of the United Nations aiming to protect the rights of people with disabilities through language and law. Building upon the treaty, while being critical towards its use of the righteous language of rights, this exhibition and programme aims to open up to other, often under-represented or misunderstood, conceptions of the language surrounding disability and that of disabled people.