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Image Description: FMS members Piper Curtis and QE Drummond dressed in black with black masks stand in front of a grid of yellow post-it notes naming FMS lab values.
Image Description: FMS Staff members Piper Curtis, Teagan Lance, and former co-director Razan alSalah hold the new signage for the Studio against a wall with their arms outstretched. In front of them stands a bright yellow ladder.
Image Description: FMS member Razan alSalah—dressed in a bright hoodie, blue jeans and black boots–chalks “Is this the time to get creative?”, as part of the Doing Feminism in the Pandemic project in spring 2020.
Image Description: FMS members are instructed on the performance “La Promesa” by Mexican artist Teresa Margolles, held at the Musée d’Art Contemporain in 2017. A group gathers around a large rectangular form of rubble that extends from the edge of the frame to the back of the museum space. The artist, dressed all in black with black sunglasses, looks on as the curator explains the work.
Image Description: Artwork created by FMS member Carly McAskill as part of the BaFL brainstorming meetings. A large blue post-it note contains a sketch of a person wearing a mask, a giant mouth with lips and teeth, and terms like “Messy is Beautiful!”, “Radical Aliveness”, “Disbility Justice” and “Shimmering Images”.
Image Description: Workshop led by Saulé Norkute, held at the FMS in 2019. A number of workshop participants lie face down across the conference table. Many of them have their arms outstretched. Cameras, note pads, stick notes and water bottles are scattered around them.

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.

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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. 
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Image Description: Three people are seated and talking in front of a vivid pink graffitied background. The person on the left is a Black person in a wheelchair wearing a baseball cap; in the center is a white person with long dark hair and glasses; and on the right is a white person with long blonde hair and a turquoise vest.
Image Description: FMS member Simone Lucas leads a tech workshop at the lab. The image is taken from above, showing the wooden conference table with a video camera, laptop, notebooks and different sets of hands. 
Image Description: FMS members Piper Curtis, T Braun and Laura Pannekoek dot vote lab values as part of the BaFL project. The three figures have their back to the camera and stand in front of large bright yellow post-it notes.
Image Description: FMS members Sanaz Sohrabi and Farah Atoui, stand in a darkened room to introduce a screening at La Lumière Collective. They stand in front of a large projection screen that reads “The Political Aesthetic: Screening Media as Sanctuary”
Image Description: Lauren Berlant and Kathleen Stewart perform “Hundreds” for their distinguished lecture, “First Responders”, held at Concordia in 2019. Berlant throws their head back, arms outstretched, as Stewart smiles at the audience.

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