CQDELAB is an ongoing collaborative project co-facilitated by alejandro t. acierto and KT Duffy

Invested in developing and sustaining queer-feminist digital spaces, systems, and toolsets, we hold creative coding workshops, develop open critical conversations on the impact of code in society, and produce installations and web-based projects that draw on our shared experiences as educators, youth advocates, and digital media artists.

alejandro and KT, Chicago, 2020.

Photo by Colleen Keihm


email us at CQDELAB@gmail.com

Our most recent projects include an exhibition and residency at ADDS DONNA (Chicago, IL), Code in Not Neutral coding workshops and reading group (online with ADDS DONNA), presentations and workshops at the Border Control Symposium hosted by the University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design, and for the New Media Caucus at the College Art Association. In addition, our book CQDE: A Feminist Manifestx of Code-ing issued by Sybil Press has been included in the Tokyo Art Book Fair and Printed Matter’s Virtual Art Book Fair and is being updated for a second edition due out Summer 2021.