A former Nuclear Energy Worker, Prakash Krishnan (any pronoun) is an artist-researcher, writer, media practitioner, community worker and Master of Arts candidate in Media Studies at Concordia University in Tio’tia:ke (Montréal). His thesis, tentatively titled “South Asian Instagram: Networked diasporic publics and the online participatory community archive” explores the use of collective, anti-authorial, and community-based curatorial practices within the context of digital social media platforms.
Prakash’s art, research, and media practice is indebted to and is rooted in:
- anti-ableist & critical disability studies
- anti-racist & critical race studies
- anti-colonial & postcolonial studies
- queer & feminist theory
He is also the co-author of the chapter, “Archiving Aesthetics of Protest: Documenting and Digitizing the Art of the March”, in Traganou (Ed.) Design and Political Dissent: Spaces, Objects, Materiality. Other writings of his have been published in, or are forthcoming in the Canadian Journal of Communication, PUBLIC, and PLOT(S): Journal of Design Studies.
As part of his artistic practice, he has performed an original creative nonfiction piece at Montreal’s Centaur Theatre, and his short film, “Swiping For Love”, has been screened at the DeSeve Cinema, fliQs: Queer Film Nights, Colour Theory Shorts, and elsewhere. He is also the producer and co-host of Do The Kids Know, a podcast about race and media in Canada.