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What it means to live a ‘good life’ is one of the oldest philosophical questions. Ancient thinkers like Plato, Aristotle and Kant once made the question of the ‘good life’ central to their philosophy. Yet despite such extensive study, what does a ‘good life’ mean for the lives of people with learning disabilities? Who decides on what a ‘good life’ is and why has it proved so difficult for people with learning disabilities to live one?
This arts exhibition at The Brindley is curated Leah Jones. Leah is a self-advocate and person with Down Syndrome who runs her own business called Positive You. Leah says, “I decided to curate this exhibition as I want to move conversations on from people with learning disabilities living a ‘good enough’ life, which often is a life with few choices and opportunities, to them living an extraordinary one.”