In this guest post, Andrea Liu explores militarised violence and civilian resistance in the contexts of the dictatorships in Argentina and Chile in the 1970s and 80s. Another powerful read. See more here...
In part 5 of her guest post "The Needle as the Pen", Andrea Liu reflects on how textiles were used in Chile and Argentina to denounce political violations by dictatorial regimes.
Dani House gives us powerful insights into the Embroidering for Peace movement in Mexico and reflects with curator Roberta Bacic on how ordinary but, at the same time extraordinary, the practice of embroidering handkerchiefs to denounce murder and forced disappearance in contemporary Mexico is.
In today's guest post by Lorna Dillon, we learn more about the history of arpilleras in Chile and beyond, which role they played and still play in denouncing human rights violations, and in the power of the seed of sewn solidarity.
"[A]s someone who greatly appreciates written words, my favourite piece was a textile displayed at the Aberystwyth exhibition titled Hilvanando la busqueda, or in English 'Stitching the search'." In this guest post, Amal Abu-Bakare talks about her favourite exhibit and the experience of giving guided tours of Stitched Voiced. Read more here.