In 2021-2022, the Arts + Justice Student Grant funded twenty-one students (two collaborative projects, seventeen individual projects) engaged in creative pursuits around questions of art and justice. This year’s cohort includes both undergraduate and graduate students who work in an array of mediums and forms, including visual arts, creative writing, film, photography, digital media, music, theater, and fashion. Highlights from this year’s cohort include multi-media installations exploring themes of migration and citizenship, sculptures addressing carceral feminism in South Asian form, and a ‘zine to address issues of the unhoused as experienced by urban youth. Many projects collaborated closely with community partners to embed their work beyond the Stanford ecosphere.
The student cohort also received the support of an expanded workshop program, led by graduate student coordinator Anna Jayne Kimmel (Ph.D. Candidate in Theater and Performance Studies). The monthly roundtable sessions enabled students to share their projects, provide peer feedback, and build a justice-oriented artistic community. In addition to the roundtable sessions, the cohort participated in a series of skill-building workshops including an artist statement workshop with artist Erina Alejo.
We invite you to learn more about the artists and their work below.
BHU KONGTAVEELERT, ANNA ZHENG, SYLVIA GABRIEL | Growing Up Queer: An Intergenerational Dialogue
DANA CHIUEH | Our Land, Our Future: Building An Interactive Community Poem
NATASHA PATEL | Expression #1
ERYN PERKINS | Adapting Romeo & Juliet
LIZBETH LUEVANO | Limbo of Forgotten Things
LINDA ZHOU | Re-Sounding Resistance