Practitioner presentations

On November 28, you will present on the work of a cultural producer who uses one of the methods we are exploring in class. You may select any creator interviewed in Queer and Trans Artists of Color, anyone whose work we have discussed in class, or research your own practitioner. If you choose a practitioner we have not discussed and who is not on the list, you must get permission from me no less than a week before your presentation.

This assignment will introduce the entire class to a number of creative practitioners important in the field. Your presentation should be engaging and include:

• a brief outline of who the practitioner is (based on whatever public information they make available about themselves)
• an explanation of the major themes they are exploring
• a detailed engagement with ONE of this practitioner’s works – individual or collaborative – that we have not discussed in class. You should describe its method, scope, and significance using a format similar to the one that you used for your capstone proposal.

The presentation should be 10 minutes in length, with 5 minutes devoted to the work you have chosen to explore in depth. If you screen video as part of your presentation, it should be no longer than one minute.

Although you will be doing this presentation after you turn in your capstone proposal, I strongly encourage you to work on it in advance. Ideally, your research into practitioners should feed into your capstone development.

Only one person may present on each practitioner. When you decide who you want to present on, let me know and I will add their name to a list of ‘taken’ practitioners below.

Creators who have been selected:

Ai Weiwei

Audre Lorde

bell hooks


Eli Clare

John Jota Leanos

Shirin Neshat

Walidah Imarisha

Janet Mock

Luminosity DeVille

D.B. Bauer