Friday, May 28, 2021
The Intersectionality Studio provides a broad and salient framework to bring researchers—established and emerging including graduate students—together to allow voices, conversations, exhibits, and performances to resonate through a flexible format while attracting a wide-ranging audience. The Intersectionality Studio sets out to foster cross-disciplinary dialogue about multiple systems of oppression and, particularly, the material conditions of intersectionality, as well as the imagining of futurities through an intersectional lens. The Black Lives Matter movement, the necessity of making good relations, and the COVID-19 pandemic are raising urgent calls for addressing the social inequities, injustices, and violences that the Intersectional Studio aims to tackle. Join us for the live launch and discussion of these exciting projects, and please explore our on-demand exhibitions, including: 1) Dyscorpia: brought to you by the Arts signature areas in Digital Synergies, Mediating Science & Technology, and SPAR2C, Dyscorpia is an interdisciplinary research project that critically questions new technology and the body through contemporary art, music and dance, computer science, digital and medical humanities; 2) Material Culture and Intersectionality, brought to you by the Arts signature areas The Future of the Past and Stories of Change, this project proposes an online exhibit addressing the material side of intersectionality from the vantage of human ecologists, anthropologists, art historians, and archaeologists, among others; 3) Language, Body, and AI, brought to you by the Arts signature areas in Language, Communication, and Culture and AI4 Society, this collaborative project examines how Chinese and English speakers use language and body to conduct interaction on the move from a cross-cultural, intersectional perspective. It identifies behavioral patterns of speakers from the two cultures and creates 3D models of the bodily motions of participants using artificial intelligence.