TECHNE’s programs introduce young women and girls to technology-focused art making, musical improvisation, and community collaboration. As part of their objective to embed social-justice activism into that work, TECHNE delivers its programming through partnerships with grassroots arts organizations that share an aligned commitment to racial and gender equity. They create environments that encourage identity exploration, critical thinking, experimentation, and creative expression. They use art strategies, project-based interaction, and social activism within community collaborations, with a belief that these activities engender agency with technology, as well as offer opportunities for alternative conceptions and configurations of self among marginalized populations.
Year(s) Awarded: 2019