Learning to Practice: Intersectional Feminist Design Research in the qcollaborative

This panel introduces the qcollaborative, an intersectional feminist design research lab focused on performance and technology in public practice. Based in the Department of Communication Arts, we are a multi-institutional collaborative of faculty and graduate students whose work aims to benefit women-identified, non-binary, and other under-represented members of academic and non-academic communities. Our panel invites feedback on the Draft Statement of Commitments that we are currently developing as guidelines for practicing our mandate. In the first half of the session, we will work through the key concepts of our mandate statement, explaining how they give rise to the working practices of current projects in three of our themed research “threads”. In the second half of the session, we will facilitate a critical discussion of our Draft Statement of Commitments.