Monday, 12 March 2018

medical model, social model

In order to raise awareness for individuals with physical handicaps and promote how advanced three-dimensional printing technology are making prosthetic limbs accessible to more people, an advocacy organisation in based in Paris have outfitted several statues from Antiquity and more recent times—including a life-sized replica of the famously disarming Venus de Milo—who’ve sustained some damage over the centuries with artificial arms and legs.
The campaign is operating under the principle that no body in the world should have to wait so long before being made whole—not that the fractured, whom because of their flaws like Venus epitomise perfection, but rather to urge reflection on how we frame being able-bodied and how assistive devices (as spectacles and hearing-aides have done) might shed their associated stigmas.