Rainbow sculpture made out of tiny plastic beads.

Focal Themes & Fellows

Our focal theme for the 2020-21 academic year is FABRICATION.

Embodying two strands of production – creation and concoction, making and faking, forming and falsifying – fabrications are both made up and made real.  Through fashion, costume, adornment, and drag, fabrication is woven into questions of embodiment, gender, sexuality, performance, and transformation. Communities and identities can be crafted, agency conjured, systems of power refashioned. [read more about FABRICATION]