The Feminist Media Studio is a practice-led research and creative lab, mediating gendered, queer and trans life entangled in long histories of colonization, border politics, climate crisis, displacement and occupation.


  
We commit to intersectional and situated research and creative practice that align with our core lab values: Grounding Aesthetics in the Political, Centering Queer/Trans Experience, Unlearning Colonialism, Creating Spaces of Refuge, and Centering Process over Outputs.

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Valuing storytelling     /    Valuing storytelling     /    Valuing storytelling     /    Valuing storytelling     /    Valuing storytelling     /    Valuing storytelling     /    Valuing storytelling     /    




Recognizing and resisting settler sense-making    /    Recognizing and resisting settler sense-making    /    Recognizing and resisting settler sense-making    /    Recognizing and resisting settler sense-making    /    Recognizing and resisting settler sense-making    /    




Grounding aesthetics in politics     /    Grounding aesthetics in politics      /    Grounding aesthetics in politics      /    Grounding aesthetics in politics      /    Grounding aesthetics in politics      /    Grounding aesthetics in politics      /    Grounding aesthetics in politics      /    




Practicing queer and trans* politics     /    Practicing queer and trans* politics     /    Practicing queer and trans* politics     /    Practicing queer and trans* politics     /    Practicing queer and trans* politics     /    Practicing queer and trans* politics     /    Practicing queer and trans* politics     /    




Fostering spaces of refuge     /    Fostering spaces of refuge     /    Fostering spaces of refuge     /    Fostering spaces of refuge     /    Fostering spaces of refuge     /    Fostering spaces of refuge     /    Fostering spaces of refuge    /    Fostering spaces of refuge     /    




Centering practices of care     /    Centering practices of care     /    Centering practices of care     /    Centering practices of care     /    Centering practices of care     /    Centering practices of care     /    Centering practices of care    /    Centering practices of care     /    




Making space to fail      /    Making space to fail     /    Making space to fail     /    Making space to fail     /    Making space to fail     /    Making space to fail     /    Making space to fail    /    Making space to fail     /    



Connectivity and relationality   /    Connectivity and relationality   /     Connectivity and relationality   /    Connectivity and relationality   /    Connectivity and relationality   /    Connectivity and relationality   /    Connectivity and relationality   /     Connectivity and relationality   /    Connectivity and relationality   /     Connectivity and relationality   /

   

A constellation of feedback   /    A constellation of feedback   /    A constellation of feedback   /    A constellation of feedback   /    A constellation of feedback   /    A constellation of feedback   /    A constellation of feedback   /    A constellation of feedback   /    A constellation of feedback   /    A constellation of feedback   /    A constellation of feedback   /    A constellation of feedback   /    




Lab values last updated: April 2024. 
Click here to read more about our Lab Values.
  

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Contact


To become a member, apply here.
For all other inquiries, please email info@feministmediastudio.ca


Image Description here: A group of FMS members sit around the large wooden conference table of the FMS. There are papers and laptops scattered about. In the top right hand corner, FMS Director Krista Lynes shares a book with the group. 

Location & Access


Concordia University
Communications & Journalism (CJ) Building
CJ 2.130, 7141 Sherbrooke St. W.
Montreal, Quebec H4B 1R6
Canada

The Feminist Media Studio is located on the second floor of the Communications and Journalism (CJ) building on the Loyola Campus which can be accessed via an outdoor staircase or ramped entrance. The second floor can then be reached by indoor stairs or elevator. The lab door opens outward into a hallway with a key card entry (restricted to active FMS members).

Inside the lab there is a lounge area with low seating, a narrow kitchenette that may be difficult to navigate with a wheelchair or walker, a large conference room with sliding barn doors, moveable tables and chair seating, the technician’s office which requires key-access, and a production studio which requires key access and features a small sound booth, with a raised floor.

Adapted from the AIM Lab’s location information.

Space & Equipment


Studio members and visitors are invited to reflect on the forms and lineages that shape representations of gender and sexuality (and their complex intersection with race, ethnicity, class and cultural context). We encourage makers to remain passionately unfaithful to genre distinctions or distinctions such as artist/activist/auteur, which only shore up hegemonic and colonial methods and epistemologies.

The studio’s various kits enable multiple modes of feminist image and sound praxis including:
  • a cinema camera
  • an approachable camcorder
  • dslr / hybrid mirrorless cameras
  • accessory options to fit the artistic and physical needs of the media-maker, with ergonomic cases as well as various rigging, movement and support options. 
  • small user-friendly light kits
  • microphones and recorders available to assist image capture as well as entirely sonic explorations
  • host of equipment for off-site projection projects including projectors, monitor speakers, a sound board and a production laptop

Located at the Loyola campus of Concordia University, the FMS includes a conference room, gathering space, and a multi-use production studio. This space hosts a recently updated editing station with monitor speakers, Adobe CC and DAW programs, complemented by a professional single occupancy vocal booth for podcast, interview or A/V projects. Rounding out the post-production resources is a large high-definition flatbed scanner for digitizing images and documents. The production studio space is sound treated and equipped with a ceiling grid for lighting or projection installations. Its central curved wall, combined with short throw projectors or image capture kits make it ideal for public installations and interview shoots. All this provides a multi-faceted space suited to the production and display of various works. 


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Become a Member


FMS members come from academic, artistic, and activist contexts in and outside the university. Membership is free and open to anyone who identifies with our collectively-articulated lab values and wants to participate in feminist thinking and making.


Networks

Our networks are shaped by project-based and long-term collaborations, forms of support, and ongoing exchange.

Ada X
AIM Lab
ANTI-RACIST PEDAGOGY PROJECT
CoLAB
Dark Opacities Lab
DIGS Lab
Emántes
Global Emergent Media Lab
Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality
La Lumière Collective
Le Sémaphore
Moving Image Research Lab
Palestinian Youth Movement
Raah Lab
Regards Palestiniens
Solidarity Across Borders          

          

Funders


Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council
Concordia University
Canada Research Chair Program