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Renee DumaresqueCA

CRIP RAVE
Renee Dumaresque<sup>CA</sup>
Renee DumaresqueCA
CRIP RAVE

Renee Dumaresque is a mad queer white settler who was born in Newfoundland and Labrador and currently lives between St. John’s and Toronto. They are a community organizer, a writer, and a PhD student of social work practicing at the intersection of creative, critical, and chaotic thought. Dumaresque is a co-founder of Crip Rave, an electronic music collective and event platform prioritizing crip, mad, Deaf, and disabled partygoers and talent within more accessible rave spaces. They are also a co-founder and long-time organizer of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) Toronto, and a new Board member of the Social Justice Co-Operative of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Dumaresque’s work has been featured at the Montréal Feminist Film Festival (Québec, CA), the Feminist Art Festival (Toronto, CA), and conferences, such as Sick Theories: A Trans-disciplinary Conference on Sickness and Sexuality (Toronto, CA), and The Queer Art of Feeling: Emotion, Sensation and the Body in Queer Cultures (University of Cambridge, UK). Most recently, Dumaresque participated in the panel discussion Cripping The Rave: Accessibility in Nightlife, hosted by Nowadays NYC (New York, USA). Their paper, (Dis)orienting Hysteria: Reading Pain, Perception and Techno Music as Mad Materialist Affect, along with their other writing on sound, queerness, disability justice, madness, race, and colonization, can be found in open-source publications including, Intersectionalities: A Global Journal of Social Work Analysis, Research, Polity, and Practice, Journal of Feminist Scholarship, and New Sociology: Journal of Critical Praxis.