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Stamps Students Featured in The Art of Queer Health Sciences Exhibition

A student stands in front of colorful posters hung in business windows
Coyne Gatto, a Stamps School of Art & Design stu­dent, poses in front of his work at Zingerman’s Grey­line. Photo by Eric Bron­son, Michi­gan Photography 

Four Stamps stu­dents were fea­tured in the Uni­ver­sity Record for their par­tic­i­pa­tion in The Art of Queer Health Sci­ences, an exhi­bi­tion orga­nized by Tanaka Cha­van­duka, project man­ager at the Uni­ver­sity of Michi­gan Cen­ter for Sex­u­al­ity and Health Dis­par­i­ties (CSHD), as part of the U‑M Arts Ini­tia­tive:

Installed in the win­dows of busi­nesses in down­town Ann Arbor, the exhi­bi­tion can be viewed from the side­walk through May 5, 2021. Loca­tions include Cahoots, Abra­cadabra, Vault of Mid­night, Vinol­ogy, Thrive Juicery, Avalon Café, Bløm Mead­works, and Zingerman’s Greyline.

The stu­dent work in the exhi­bi­tion aims to com­mu­ni­cate research find­ings and themes from the Cen­ter for Sex­u­al­ity and Health Dis­par­i­ties, whose mis­sion is to improve sex­ual and repro­duc­tive health, and reduce health dis­par­i­ties in mar­gin­al­ized com­mu­ni­ties, with a spe­cific focus on sex­ual and gen­der minori­ties. The artists were chal­lenged to cre­ate art­work based on four research projects cho­sen by CSHD fac­ulty. As part of the project, CSHD facil­i­tated sev­eral work­shops in which the stu­dents and researchers came together to learn more about each other’s work and practices.

The high­light for me has really been in see­ing how oth­ers inter­pret my research. I’m very focused on prac­ti­cal results, but I don’t always have the oppor­tu­nity to talk with oth­ers about how they under­stand and see my work,” Munro-Kramer said. Work­ing with artists allowed me to really see this and encour­aged me to be more cre­ative in the way I dis­sem­i­nate my work so that it is acces­si­ble to dif­fer­ent pop­u­la­tions and learners.”

Art of queer health sci­ences fea­tured in new exhi­bi­tion | Uni­ver­sity Record

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