Artist, writer, and educator Anthony Romero on bringing socially engaged art into the classroom and the politics of building Latinx artist retreats within and beyond institutions.
Artist Sarah Stefana Smith about a poetics and politics of bafflement, Black feminist art, and artistic collaboration.
Feminist scholar Amber Jamilla Musser on aesthetics and racialized sexuality, the politics of co-authoring, and embodied knowledge.
Native Hawaiian artists Solomon Enos, Abigail Romanchak, and John Hina (Prime) on crating art about food insecurity and colonialism.
Curators Kālewa Correa, Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis, and Adriel Luis on developing a radical curation practice that puts social justice principles at the center.
Indigenous artists Rosanna Raymond, Léuli Māzyār Lunaʻi Eshrāghi, and Ricky Tagaban on how art can address global warming, gender identity, and ancestral teachings.
Literary studies scholar Leah Milne on how comics and graphic novels can spur the "good trouble" of social justice activism and how she uses the classroom to teach radical empathy.
Institute of Contemporary Art director Amy Sadao on the role of art in social change, how ethnic studies informs her AIDS activism and curating practice, why we need more curators of color.
Performance studies scholar and arts activist Jessica Nydia Pabón-Colón on women graffiti writers, curation as social justice, and the importance of solidarity across the Puerto Rican diaspora.
Transgender studies scholar Jian Neo Chen on the histories and futures of transgender studies publishing and drawing academic inspiration from art and activism.
Bitch Media art director Veronica Corzo-Duchardt on architectural surfaces, her research-based art practice, and the importance of intersectional creative collaboration.
Podcaster Nia King on how she came to host the podcast We Want the Airwaves and why getting queer and trans artists of color paid fairly for their work is a key part of how she imagines otherwise.
Scholar Tanisha C. Ford on the cultural and political dimensions of Black fashion, the state of contemporary critical feminist fashion studies, and how Black art and creative genius help us imagine otherwise.
Queer diaspora studies scholar Gayatri Gopinath on queering visual culture, revolutionary diasporic aesthetics, and the importance of mentoring queer scholars of color.
Chicanx studies scholar Francisco Galarte on the racialized politics of style for Chicanx queer and transgender subjects, the classroom as a social justice space, and how trans faculty of color can queer the academy.
Transnational feminist studies scholar Ronak Kapadia on how Middle East, Arab, and South Asian artists are using visual culture to critique US empire and self-care and community care as feminist disability/healing justice ways to imagine otherwise.
Blogger and scholar Katie Manthey on feminist fat fashion blogging, running a website about body positivity, and the racially gendered politics of what counts as “professional dress” in the academy.
Artist and educator Vicko Alvarez on her two comic series—ScholaR Comics and CholActivist—which use humor to tell otherwise tough stories of growing up Latina in a low-income neighborhood.
Threadbared co-founder and critical fashion studies scholar Minh-Ha T. Pham on elite Asian fashion bloggers and the racialized, unpaid labor of fashion blogging.
Artis and scholar micha cárdenas on using wearable technologies to protect Black and Latinx communities from police violence and how queer and trans communities of color are imagining and creating more just worlds.
Activist, designer, media maker, and professor Sasha Costanza-Chock on the design justice movement, challenging universalism, and valuing things that don't scale.