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This project explores current efforts to establish Autism Friendly cities in order to develop a critical basis from which alternatives might be produced. Beginning with the premise that participation in, and the parallel creation of the public sphere, necessitates the subordination of one kind of life; the fact of mere existence, to another, a bios politikos. The project asserts that Autism Friendly cities are both the result and simultaneously tacit reinforcement of; authoritative constructions of normativity in predominant cultural valuations of autistic or neurodiverse people. Further perpetuating an entrenched, segregated, service-oriented dependence, rather than emancipating those it aims to support.