Camp Qmunity 2022

Queer Interventions: Space and Place Making

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Join VCU’s Queer Research and Advocacy Center (known as the Q Collective) for a summer intensive on LGBT+/Queer Studies.

 

Throughout the month of July, we will meet synchronously and asynchronously to talk about space. Topics will range from asking “what does queer space look like?”, “how do we queer space?”, and playing with space/place making as a group. Featured guest speakers will be artists, designers and writers who question place and think about what “queering” means as an action. Through our time together, we will interrogate the space of VCU in both digital and physical forms to imagine a queerer place. Students will study, and engage with mentors and scholars from throughout the VCU community and outside of it. This interdisciplinary intensive culminates in a group project where we will make graphic interventions (and define those) into existing VCU digital space.

Camp Qmunity 2022 will be co-directed by nicole killian, Associate Professor and director of Graduate Studies in Graphic Design and Archana A. Pathak, interim director of the Q Collective.


A $500 stipend will be paid to each participant upon successful completion of the program.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Complete pre-work requirements (readings, videos, written assignments)
  2. Attend/view all workshops over the four-week period
  3. Attend project work sessions once a week (in addition to workshops). Some of these sessions will be in-person, with dates/times to be determined collectively by the co-directors and participants
  4. Complete any individual assignments throughout the four week period
  5. Complete creating a collective sticker set that could “cover” the VCU campus and website

This competitive paid opportunity is open to all students with at least one more semester of full-time undergraduate coursework. Completion of the program will earn students a Foundational level digital badge; details available here

Pell eligible, first-generation, and students who hold multiple marginalized identities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applications are now open and will be accepted until June 6 at 5:00p.

Please email qcollective@vcu.edu if you have any additional questions.