Latinx Creative Critical Consortium Student Symposium

“Creating Critically for Different Publics”


Latinx Pop Lab, UT Austin

Day & Time

November 13th | 10AM-5PM
9AM Cafecito & Welcome


Julius Glickman Conference Center Patton Hall | Room 1.302B
University of Texas at Austin


Every Fall, the Latinx Creative Critical Consortium Student Symposium offers students from a variety of Texas university campuses the opportunity to share, workshop, and engage with the cutting edge Latinx creative and scholarly work being done today. The day’s program includes student panels, roundtables, workshops and breakout sessions led by faculty and featured professional creatives. The aim: for students to critically create work that resonates across on-campus and off-campus publics.

Panels, Roundtables, Workshop & Breakout Sessions

“New Geographies of the Speculative”; ““Community & Identity Formations”; “Storytelling Arts, Intersectionality & Intervention”; “Latinx Narrative Arts in a Global Age”; “Latinx Creative Critical Spaces & the Pandemic”; “Creating for New Gens”; “Shaking up Latinidad”; “Re-Ritualizings: Past, Present & Future”; “Real & Reel Genders & Sexualities”; “#BlatinxLivesMatter”; “#UndocuLivesMatter”; “Publishing in Latinx Spaces”

Featured Guests

Christopher Carmona. Writer, poet, editor
Oscar Garza. Comic book creator
Tim Fielder. Comic book creator
Reyes Ramirez. Writer & poet
Héctor Cantú. Nationally syndicated cartoonist
Aaron Jimenez. Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Latinx Space

Creative Critical Consortium Partners

  • UT Austin Latinx Pop Lab Director, Dr. Frederick Luis Aldama with Sam Ceballos
  • Texas State, San Marcos Dr. Sara Ramírez & Dr. Gloria Martínez-Ramos
  • Texas A&M Media & Gaming Lab Dr. Joey Lopez with Anthony Ramirez
  • Austin Community College, Dr. Lydia CdeBaca-Cruz
  • Southern Methodist University Dr. Jayson González Sae-Saue
  • UT Dallas: Dr. Manny Martinez

Latinx Pop Lab Creative Collaboratory

Period of Residence

November 13th – November 19th

Theme 2021-2022



The Latinx Pop Lab Creative Collaboratory brings to the UT campus and Austin community BIPOC creators working in the comics and multimedia narrative arts to work collaboratively on a new project. Residencies embed creatives in the ongoing critical creative work at the Latinx Pop Lab, exposing students to the creative process and fostering dialogue & creation across the arts, humanities, and sciences.

Tim Fielder, Oscar Garza & Rolando Esquivel Launch the Latinx Pop Lab Creative Collaboratory Fall 2021

Presentations & Workshops

Work on a new collaborative word-drawn narrative project. 
Present the results of the collaborative created word-drawn project to faculty, students, and community.
Present at BIPOC Comics courses on campus.
Comics Workshop in the Community: Ridgetop Elementary School & McCallum High

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