Pride/Swell+: Exploring Intergenerational Art & Activism with 2SLGBTQ+ community members in Atlantic Canada (Talk and Workshop)

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Pride/Swell+: Exploring Intergenerational Art & Activism with 2SLGBTQ+ community members in Atlantic Canada (Talk and Workshop)

Location: Education Learning Commons Memorial Hall 302

 

This talk and workshop is open to all UPEI Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students and Staff.

Please RSVP to Dr. Lyndsay Moffatt  lemoffatt@upei.ca if you would like to participate!

Dr. Casey Burkholder (UNB) will give a brief talk and facilitate an art making workshop on Pride/Swell+, a physically distanced project with 50 2SLGBTQ+ youth from Atlantic Canada that explored community-building through art-activism and participatory archiving during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Her talk will focus on the development of a mail-based approach to engaging in art production with 2SLGBTQ+ youth, and the co-curation of a participatory digital archive. 

Workshop participants will be invited to interact with the Pride/Swell archive, which is made up of 12 art practices and prompts. 

To demonstrate and invite active participation in this workshop, participants will partake in a gallery “walk about” of the Pride/Swell art (Mitchell, 2015, p. 141). Participants will be guided in creating collages (remixing, cutting, and pasting images and words to create a new image) in response to the participatory archive.

All necessary tools and materials to engage in the collage-making will be provided. 

Dr. Burkholder is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of New Brunswick. Her work is grounded in feminist participatory visual research practices that highlight participants’ identities, ways of knowing, and ways of representing the world through visual approaches.