micha cárdenas, “Shifting Poetics: Trans of Color Movement in Digital Media”

February 24, 2016
4:00 pmto5:00 pm




Clinical Services Bulding (CLS) 220
901 E. 18th St.

Shifting Poetics: Trans of Color Movement in Digital Media, with micha cárdenas

After unprecedented visibility for trans women of color in 2014, the number of murders of trans women more than doubled in 2015. In this talk, cárdenas elaborates a trans of color poetics that can improve the chances of life for transgender women of color, who continue to be the number one target of murder among LGBTQ people in the US. cárdenas will discuss her practice-based research projects, including Local Autonomy Networks (Autonets), Redshift and Portalmetal and UNSTOPPABLE.

Dr. micha cárdenas is an artist/theorist who creates and studies trans of color movement in digital media, where movement includes migration, performance and mobility. cárdenas completed her Ph.D. in Media Arts + Practice in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. She is a member of the artist collective Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0. cárdenas is an assistant professor of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences at the University of Washington | Bothell.

Sponsored by: University Housing, Department of Women and Gender Studies, Residence Life: Social Justice Innovation Initiatives, New Media and Culture Certificate, Department of Ethnic Studies, and the Center for the Study of Women in Society.