art > The Tertium Quid Project

The Tertium Quid* Project uses language, official documents, and quotidian media to investigate the politics and poetics of mixed-race identity.

When is race and ethnicity a visible and aesthetic thing? How are people of mixed race Orientalized and made exotic? What does it mean to identify as neither "one," nor the "other"?

These are some of the questions that drive this investigation

*Tertium Quid (Latin, "some third thing")


Gardiner presented The Tertium Quid Project at the De Paul University Critical Mixed-Race Studies Conference in 2014.