Qualitative research with disabled people in Bolivia.
'I don't have a problem, the problem is theirs'. The lives and aspirations of Bolivian disabled people in words and pictures.
Click here to see a short video looking at one of the murals in Sucre.
This research was carried out in Bolivia in 2006. Participants included disabled men, women and children living in a wide range of situations. People were asked about their priorities, what they would like to change and how.
Participants then put their ideas in to drawings that were combined into mural designs. These sometimes retained the style of the original drawing; other times, the idea. Groups worked together to help paint the murals in prominent places. Inauguration events were held at which local authorities, NGOs, media and the public came to listen to participants explain their messages.
The research report describes the processes that were gone through and the main messages that came out. The analysis is that of the authors not the commissioning organisations who produced their own version.
Report of Bolivian research available from:
Centre for Disability Studies,
School of Sociology and Social Policy,
University of Leeds,
Postcards of murals with disabled people in Bolivia. £1.50 per set of 4 including postage and packing. Please contact us for details.
Sucre - deaf people's mural
Sucre - disabled
Sucre - ceramic mural by disabled young people
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