Biographical narratives and textile art: a research example from the Colombian peace process

After decades of war and in a general climate of mistrust in Colombia, how do you convince disarmed members of guerrilla groups to open up to researchers from Colombia and the UK and to tell us about their lives? In this post, Beatriz Arias and Berit Bliesemann de Guevara report about their current research project, in which they employ narrative practices and textile-making as research methods.

Teaching ‘International Relations’ with Conflict Textiles

‘International Relations’ is a broad term which encompasses a range of different issues (e.g. war and peace, climate change, security) which are approached from equally diverse perspectives. In this post, Lydia Cole explores a recent experience of teaching international politics to high school students using a range of conflict textiles.