China Mills leads the Deaths by Welfare project, and is Head of Research, at Healing justice Ldn – researching welfare state violence alongside those most impacted. She co-created the Deaths by Welfare timeline with John Pring. She is committed to research practice that cultivates and restores dignity, connection, and safety - in community with those harmed by state violence. She has published widely on state, and corporate, violence, structural oppression, suicide and mental health, and is the author of Decolonising Global Mental Health (published by Routledge). She is also a member of the Poverty, Power, and Stigma design team at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, working to end stigma and poverty, alongside people with lived experience of poverty.
John Pring is a disabled/autistic journalist, and editor and founder of the news agency Disability News Service. He is co-creator of the Deaths by Welfare timeline, and specialist advisor and co-editor of the Museum of Austerity installation, and was associate producer on an award-winning Dispatches documentary, The Truth About Disability Benefits. The Department, his book about the Department for Work and Pensions, and how its actions led to countless deaths of disabled benefit claimants, will be published by Pluto Press in 2024.
Access Power Visibility
Arjun is a designer, activist and lecturer, whose practice proposes the role of The Social Model of Disability as a design provocation. He is Co-Founder & Co-Director of graphic and interaction design studio, Studio Hyte, Year 2 Co-Lead on BA Design at Goldsmiths University, 1/3 of Access Power Visibility and member of activist group, Disabled People Against Cuts. Through his long standing collaborations with DPAC, APV and Studio Hyte, he has created tools to facilitate alternative protest for Deaf & Disabled people and undertakes ongoing practice-based & participatory research into radical accessibility. Over the years Arjun has given talks, exhibited at and been featured in Design Indaba, Seoul Museum of Art, Serpentine Galleries, Kyoto Design Lab, The World Transformed, The Albany, Stanley Picker Gallery, Watershed, Transmediale, South Kiosk Gallery, Furtherfield Gallery, It’s Nice That and more.
accesspowervisibility.com studiohyte.com arjunhm.co.uk
Access Power Visibility
Kaiya is a chronically ill writer, designer and publisher from Aotearoa. Her research is concerned with knowledge produced through marginalisation, particularly as it is produced through moving through this world in a disabled and indigenous body. Kaiya, who is Goldsmiths Design alumni, co-runs feminist press Sticky Fingers Publishing and teaches across the undergraduate and postgraduate Graphic Design programmes at Camberwell University of the Arts London. Her writing has been featured in Errant Journal: Learning from our Ancestors, Counter Signals 5: Systems and their Discontents, AIGA Eye on Design and others.
Access Power Visibility
Benjamin Redgrove is a London-based artist and producer. His practice is concerned with how visual culture shapes our social and physical surroundings and how this can be used to reflect on notions and histories of usefulness and the politics of functionality. Working primarily in moving image, Benjamin draws from a variety of historic and contemporary visual languages and traditions as a way to reflect on the mechanics of image production and consumption. Alongside his involvement in Access Power Visibility, and his ongoing artistic practice, Ben is also Deputy Director at Kitmapper, through which he oversees the design. research and development of a wide array of large scale projects that have been installed at institutions such as the Tate Modern, Somerset House, Stanley Picker Gallery, Boiler Room, Royal College of Art and more.
Hannah Stockwell is a multidisciplinary designer based in South East London. Her work examines a radical restructuring and reimagining of care, collaboratively conceived through creating empowering spaces and practices. A large portion of her work focuses around the role of carers, based on her own experience of being a young carer. She maps how the strain of capitalism makes us unable to care for each other sustainably and how an ableist society harms us all. The deconstruction of authorship within design is of huge importance to her and she prioritises inclusive conversations in the process. She believes joy can be an immensely powerful political act and aims to create spaces and tools for playful rebellions to envision and encourage new futures together.
Easy Read Producer
Tzipporah is a textile artist and illustrator based in Edinburgh. She is also the founder of Neuk Collective, a neurodivergent art collective, and its parent CIC, Door in the Wall Arts Access. This works for a more inclusive creative sector in Scotland and is underpinned by the belief that disabled and neurodivergent people are the experts in their own experience. She has a particular interest in neuro-inclusive communication, including Easy Read and other visual supports.
tzipporahjohnston.com neukcollective.co.uk doorinthewall.co.uk