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How can arts and crafts contribute to our understanding of politics?

 Workshop, Friday 12 May – Saturday 13 May 2017

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

 

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 building, Main Hall

14:00 – 14:15     Welcome and introduction to the workshop

14:15 – 15:45     Panel: “Unacknowledged voices I: textiles and 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     Workshop: “100 Years of International Politics: Planning/making a centenary arpillera”, with Becky Knight

19:00                    Joint dinner

 

Saturday 13 May 2017

Location: Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Gallery 1

[10:00 – 11:00    Stitched Voices team meeting (Roberta, Berit, Christine, Dani, Lydia – Arts Centre Cafe)]

11:00 – 12:30     Panel: “Unacknowledged voices II: textiles ”

  • Lorna Dillon (University of London): “Textile Art, Collective Memory and the Holistic Approach to Transitional Justice”
  • Heidi Drahota (Nürnberg, maker of “Landmines”)

12:30 – 13:30     Lunch break

13:30 – 15:00     “Exile – solidarity – textiles: sewing as speaking politics”

  • Janet Wilkinson (Liverpool, co-maker of “The People Make the City”)
  • Apolo Santana, Keith Jackson, Pedro Fuentes et al. (Chile40YearsOn; Clwyd Latin America Human Rights Group, 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?”

18:30                    Joint dinner