A former Nuclear Energy Worker, Prakash Krishnan (any pronoun) is an artist-researcher, writer, and community worker completing a Master of Arts in Media Studies at Concordia University in Tio’tia:ke (Montréal). His current research involves using collective, anti-authorial, and community-first curatorial practices to engage in archival research that explores how culture is produced within multiply-marginalized communities.
Prakash’s art and research is indebted to the following:
- 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, forthcoming from Routledge. 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 and at fliQs: Queer Film Nights. He is also the producer and co-host of Do The Kids Know, a podcast about race and media in Canada.