Collectively and collaboratively, our aim is to advance discussion around Deaf cultural heritage and forge partnerships that champion Deaf identities and spaces within Scotland’s cultural institutions.


The Deaf Heritage Collective will run four workshops between 2018 and 2019, take a look to what has been done, and the upcoming workshops

The workshops are designed to promote and provoke collaborative debate and discussion about the future of BSL in Scotland’s cultural and heritage sector. Each of the four collaborative workshops are designed to provoke questions around future Deaf Heritage spaces, BSL resources and the necessary infrastructure required to meet the ambitions of the BSL (Scotland) Act 2015.  


Informed by a Critical Heritage and Critical Design approach, workshops ask participants to engage in speculative activities, such as crafting a model Deaf Museum, playing Heritage Bingo, building a BSL Infrastructure with bricks, participatory-budgeting and using life-size silhouettes imagining the professional, cultural BSL roles still absent across Scotland.








© 2018 Deaf Heritage Collective. RSE funded Project - Edinburgh Napier University 

10 Colinton Rd, Edinburgh EH10 5DT

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