Dreams of Public Resting Spaces
Theatre maker Raquel Meseguer, who lives with chronic pain, has a vision for public resting spaces and the need to challenge our etiquette and perceptions of people lying down.
Theatre maker Raquel Meseguer, who lives with chronic pain, has a vision for public resting spaces. Challenging our etiquette and perceptions of people lying down, she imagines how our cultural spaces might embrace 'Cloudspotters', her euphemism for people with hidden conditions like her own.
"It was a lightbulb moment to realise that I am able, but I am also disabled by a built environment and vertical culture that is simply not designed for me... my lying down invariably proves problematic, and reveals strict etiquettes of our public spaces, and prejudice towards the simple act of lying down." "It was only by challenging etiquette that my world got bigger again."
Recorded in front of a live audience at Somerset House in London.
Presenter: Olly Mann
Producer: Sheila Cook
Photo credit: Paul Blakemore.