25 Years of The Agenda of the Agresiv Dislecksick…

For International Dyslexia Week 2020, in celebration of 25 years of The Agenda of the Agresiv Dislecksick…

In September 1995 the artist Benedict Phillips published his activist manifesto The Agenda of the Agresiv Dislecksick… in Disability Arts in London (DAIL) magazine. At the time of its publication, dyslexia was seen as a childhood disease that made you bad at reading and writing. Benedict rejected almost all of society’s interpretations of what it meant the dyslexic, instead building upon the position that he was very, very, good at being dyslexic.

Available from Friday 2 October 2020 @ 3pm at:


A new podcast charts the impact of the experience of publishing The Agenda of the Agresiv Dislecksick… including what it meant at the time and what’s happened since. This is a conversation between Benedict and Colin Hambrook, who was editor of Disability Arts in London magazine 25 years ago – and is now editor of Disability Arts Online.

Film launch and conversation:
Re-reading of The Agenda of the Agresiv Dislecksick…

Wednesday 7 October 2020 @ 3pm at:


Benedict has created a new short film re-reading of The Agenda of the Agresiv Dislecksick… which will be shown for the first time followed by a conversation about this new film between Benedict Phillips (artist and consultant), Colin Hambrook (editor and artist) and Aby Watson (artist and academic).

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