The Race, Space, Place Initiative at Virginia Commonwealth University incubates emerging research on racial inequality for the VCU and Richmond community by convening a year-long lecture series for cutting-edge scholarship on topics that include: algorithmic stratification, environmental racism, digital labor, and intersectional approaches to contemporary inequalities.
RSPI will also convene the 2019 Race, Space, Place unConference is the inaugural convening of scholars, practitioners, artists, curators, and community members interested in re-imagining scholarship, community, and impact in the digital age. It is a partnership between the Race, Space, Place Initiative, the Institute for Contemporary Art, the Department of Sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University, the College of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University, and the Provost’s Office at Virginia Commonwealth University.
The RSPI is a collaborative community comprised of scholars, artists, curators, performers, and experienced practitioners who are interested in deepening our intellectual practice, expanding our research networks, sparking (or, reinvigorating) our creative energies. We discuss, share, and engage the latest research, art, and praxis around race and racism.