Call for Papers – Textile & Place

Exploring memory, social and political issues through textiles

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UDHR Quilt Project

Some time ago I participated in a craftivist project called UDHR Quilt that aims to promote human rights. The #UDHRquilt Project is a collaborative craftivism initiative documenting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). It uses craft as a tool and a strategy to celebrate the UHDR and raise awareness to the ways it is…

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Call! – Kogei as Contemporary Craft: Transcending Boundaries

Kogei as Contemporary Craft: Transcending Boundaries The Kogei World Competition in Kanazawa is an international competition meant to convey to the world what is new in kogei (“craft”). This competition serves to pursue artistic works that demonstrate a rich sense of expressivity, using the techniques and skill cultivated within the world of kogei to bring…

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Textiles in Art History, a gendered issue

On the occasion of Anni Albers exhibition at Tate Modern, Amber Butchart wrote a very interesting article for Frieze on how textile history has been separated from Art History and Fine Art because it has been always a women´s work. The artificial divide that exists between fine art and textiles (or applied/decorative arts, or craft)…

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