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Unacknowledged Voices: Arts & Crafts as Political Knowledge Archives

Date May 12, 2017 @ 11:00 am - May 13, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

The workshop, organised in conjunction with the Stitched Voices exhibition, addresses the question of how arts and crafts can contribute to our understanding of (international) politics, and a range of distinguished and highly interesting guests will present on their academic and/or political work on/with textiles and murals. This workshop will be of interest to PPi members; PPi was a collaborator of the exhibition.

Friday 12 May 2017
Location: Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Gallery 1
11:00 – 13:00: Exhibition tour & conversations with Roberta Bacic (Conflict Textiles curator)
13:00 – 14:00: Lunch break

Location: International Politics, Main Hall
14:00 – 14:15: Welcome & introduction to the workshop
14:15 – 15:45: “Unacknowledged voices I: textiles & murals”
Karen Nickell (Ulster University): “Conflict Textiles”
Bill Rolston (Ulster University): “From Conflict to Conflict Transformation – the Murals of Northern Ireland“
15:45 – 16:00 Coffee/tea break
16:00 – 18:00 Textile workshop: “100 Years of International Politics: Planning/making a centenary arpillera”, with Becky Knight (artist, Aberystwyth)

Saturday 13 May 2017
Location: Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Gallery 1

11:00 – 12:30 “Unacknowledged voices II: more textiles”
Lorna Dillon (University of London): “Textile Art, Collective Memory and the Holistic Approach to Transitional Justice”
Heidi Drahota (Nürnberg, maker of “Landmines”)
Janet Wilkinson (Liverpool, co-maker of “The People Make the City”)

12:30 – 13:30: Lunch break
13:30 – 15:00 “Exile – solidarity – protest: textiles as speaking politics”
Jimena Pardo (involved in the making & political use of “We are seeds”)
Apolo Santana, Pedro Fuentes (Chile40Years –stories of arpilleras from North Wales)
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee/tea break
15:30 – 17:00 Discussion: “How can arts and crafts contribute to our understanding of politics?” Chair: Berit Bliesemann de Guevara (Aberystwyth University)

Image credit: Digital Death (detail), Deborah Stockdale, 2014, Photo D.S. © Deborah Stockdale collection


May 12, 2017 @ 11:00 am
May 13, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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Stitched Voices Team


Gallery 1, Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Aberystwyth, SY23 3DE United Kingdom
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