Theater maker, Raquel Meseguer shares her research and keys to recognise and address invisible needs.
I have an Invisible Condition (chronic pain), and that means I need to lie down (a lot).
In 2017 I embarked on the audio visual installation A Crash Course in Cloudspotting (the subversive act of horizontality), based on my experiences of trying to lie down in public spaces.
As part of our research we asked people with Invisible Conditions what would make their local arts centre truly accessible to them. From the 130+ responses we know that resting spaces would fundamentally change the way people move through a city, and allow them access to the cultural spaces where ‘normal life happens’ .
I will share the 12 simple solutions we gathered from the survey participants and pioneering UK venues, our experiences of mapping cities for welcome resting spaces thus far, and our ambition for an app and Resting Spaces Network.