Simone Lucas is a filmmaker and a writer. Her artistic practice seeks to blur the boundaries between documentary film and video art. She is also an educator and organizer committed to bringing media making to struggles for justice and social change. Simone is currently completing an MA in Media Studies at Concordia University in Montreal under the supervision of Elizabeth Miller, and is the recipient of a SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s Program scholarship and a FRQSC Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et Culture scholarship.
Aimee Louw is a writer, activist, filmmaker, and radio host. She is an MA Media Studies student under the supervision of Dr. Kim Sawchuk, and is the recipient of a SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s Program scholarship and Ethnic Studies and Social Diversity Fellowship award. Her media practice spans topics of accessibility, disability justice, sexuality, and feminism. In recent years, Aimee has been a part of the growing accessibility advocacy community in Montreal, Canada, focusing on accessible transit and cultural spaces. Aimee directs the series, Underwater City Project, which documents through writing and video, personal experiences of ableism and accessibility in five Canadian cities. Aimee’s time as co-coordinator of the Critical Disability Studies Working Group from 2014-2016 informs her community-driven research.