Another Kind of Girl Collective


Laura Doggett is a community artist and educator whose work incorporates video, audio, writing, performance, and the visual arts with community actions to engage girls and young women from displaced and marginalized communities around the world.

Artist Bio

A global arts initiative created by a group of young, female Syrian artists for girls and young women living in displaced, transitory communities around the world, to connect, collaborate, and co-create multimedia artworks and stories that reflect and express their experiences, inner lives, and artistic visions.


Award Year
2019
Status

In Progress

Laura Doggett

New Orleans, LA | Mafraq, Jordan

Laura Doggett is a community artist and educator whose work incorporates video, audio, writing, performance, and the visual arts with community actions to engage girls and young women from displaced and marginalized communities around the world, from the Appalachian mountains of Kentucky and West Virginia to the immigrant communities and inner cities of New York City and Washington, D.C., to Syrian refugee camps in Jordan.

After practicing her art for 20 years, Doggett graduated from Duke University with an MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts. Doggett recently completed the Lewis Hine Fellowship, doing documentary arts work with young women in the Bronx aging out of the foster care system. Through a J. Kirk Felsman fellowship, Doggett began working with Syrian girls living as refugees in Jordan, which inspired them to begin the Another Kind of Girl Collective. In the summer of 2018, they began the expansion of their collective through a collaboration with young female artists from another displaced community—indigenous Shipibo teens from Cantagallo, Lima, Peru, co-directing a film across borders, which documents their transition from childhood to motherhood, forming bonds of support, understanding and solidarity across great distance and cultural difference. Doggett has participated on numerous panels about young people expressing their stories in their own voices and recently served as UVA’s Ruffin Distinguished Artist-in-Residence.