QINA Queer Identity Narratives Archive
North Carolina State University Studio Project
How can the design of a digital archive of queer identity narratives encourage the exploration of gender identity in assigned gender-questioning individuals through the exposure of likeminded people?
This concept was developed during a series of "ministabs" under the advisory of Professor Denise Gonzales Crisp.
The expansion was focused on archiving queer identity narratives through gender identity prompts. It is specifically designed for assigned-gender questioning individuals to develop their gender identity through the exposure of other’s experiences. The user creates a passive connection or relation to others through reading narratives, thus further understanding and normalizing transgendered and gender noncomforming individuals. It also encourages users to self-accept, to have pride, and to build a community of likeminded people.