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Test Project


Fall 2022 – PRESENT


Taking place across a series of gatherings, this project comes from our desire to collectively build an FMS Statement of Values and Commitments. Inspired by Max Liboiron’s CLEAR Lab Values Process, we will use storytelling to identify collective values we hold as FMS members. These core values will then inform a new values statement for the Feminist Media Studio collectively authored by interested FMS members.

At each gathering, we invite you to bring a story about a key book, resource, or creative object to your feminist research / research-creation work; one that informs the core of your feminist praxis. Together we will share the stories that brought us to these books, how they inform our work, and collectively brainstorm the values that emerge from them in our gathering. First-time and returning participants are welcome.

NB: Though you are encouraged and welcome to bring a book to share, you should feel free to come and simply listen, observe or chat. This will be the first of several “Feminist Library” sessions, and there will be future opportunities to suggest a book and contribute to the Studio’s values and commitments. Note that here the term book is used as a catchall, and any form of text is welcome.

The FMS will purchase copies of the books members have proposed from a feminist bookstore for the shelves of our burgeoning library. Digital texts will be made available on a library iPad and Zotero group. We warmly welcome all of you to participate in this core process for the FMS in person or via Zoom.

Access the Zotero here.

Colour photo of two light-skinned people engaged in discussion in font of a wall adorned with oversized sticky notes. The notes are scrawled with handwritten notes and sketches of various feminist values.Colour photo of oversized sticky notes on a wall of the Feminist Media Studio with hand-written notes and sketches documenting various feminist values.