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Emily Rueggeberg

Emily Rueggeberg is a queer, disabled freelance writer and curator specialising in Queer and Performance Art. Rueggeberg’s current focus is on unpaid and undervalued labour, especially by womxn of colour in the arts and public sector in the unique time of Brexit and Covid-19. Rueggeberg is exploring how depictions of labour by artists influences public perception and political rhetoric regarding ‘low-skilled workers’, potentially for the better.

Posts by Emily Rueggeberg

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Box Tickers

Art critic Emily Rueggeberg reviews Box Tickers, a mini podcast created in partnership with Art with Heart featuring 13 artists who explore what the future looks like for everyone, especially vulnerable groups ten years after the Equality Act. The episodes also imagine accessibility in a post-pandemic world. Look, 2020 was a ...

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#VOTE ASPERGISTAN: Advocating Isolation After Life in Lockdown

Art, whether it be written or visual, always has traces of its maker. But not all art feels like getting an intimate glimpse into the mind of the creator. A self-described 'shy radical', Hamja Ahsan’s writing feels deeply personal yet relatable. Emily Rueggeberg sits down for a virtual chat with ...

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Julie Farrell – from our Diverse Critics project – tells the story of her journey into writing

Julie Farrell is a queer, disabled writer and screenwriter whose work includes poetry and creative non-fiction. Emily Rueggeberg interviews her about her pathways into writing as a career and her passion for disability rights, as part of Disability Arts Online's Diverse Critics program supported by Creative Scotland. Farrell recently completed a ...

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Aspergistan: A Nation-State Embracing Neurodiversity

Now in its third edition, Shy Radicals, written by Hamja Ahsan and published in 2017 by Book Works, is both a criticism of capitalism and colonialism as well as a set of political demands by society’s Introverts. Review by Emily Rueggeberg "Introversion is inviolable. No person may disturb its peace or ...