In this timely guest post, Katharina Krause shares her reflections on the social meanings of the hand-sewn protective mask during the global 2020 COVID-19 outbreak. Read more here...
In this post, Lydia Cole suggests conflict textiles as a promising site to learn (and unlearn) our ways of knowing sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).
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.
How do we know that Stitched Voices was by and large a "success", that it was somehow "good"? Success for whom, good in doing what, and who is allowed to judge this? Here are some thoughts and answers.
Read about the interweaving of life trajectories, arpilleras, political activism, Chilean democratisation, and academia in this insightful guest post by Lucy Taylor.