Cultural Threads: Transnational Textiles Today

Cultural Threads: Transnational Textiles Today

by Jessica Hemmings


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ISBN-13: 9781472530936
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 01/15/2015
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jessica Hemmings is Professor of Visual Culture and Head of the Faculty of Visual Culture at the National College of Art & Design in Dublin, Ireland. Jessica is editor of The Textile Reader (Berg, 2012), In the Loop: Knitting Now (2010) and author of Warp and Weft: Woven Textiles in Fashion, Art and Interiors (Bloomsbury, 2012). She is a regular contributor of articles and reviews to publications including Crafts, Selvedge, and the Surface Design Journal.

Table of Contents


Chapter One: Artists' Statements
Julie Ryder: Reflections on Charles Darwin's South Pacific (Australia)
Jorge Lizarazo and Hechizoo: Colombian Voyages and Explorations (Colombia)
Cecilia Vicuña: QUIPUing from Santiago, Chile to Sydney, Australia (Chile)
Elaine Reichek: Revisiting a Postcolonial Kinderhood in America (USA)
Mr Somebody & Mr Nobody: African Design Exported (South Africa)
Chapter Two: Dutch Wax Resist Textiles: Roger Gerards, Creative Director of Vlisco, and Jessica Hemmings (National College of Art & Design, Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
Chapter Three: An Imagined Africa: Stories told by Contemporary Textiles, Jessica Hemmings (National College of Art & Design, Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
Chapter Four: Weaving, Tradition and Tourism in Ghana: "The End of Skill", Mamle Kabu (Ghana)
Chapter Five: Can Pakeha Make Customary Maori Art? A Conversation in New Zealand with Weaver Margaret White and Damian Skinner (New Zealand)
Chapter Six: Crafting Difference: Art, Cloth and the African Diaspora, Christine Checinska (University of East London, UK)
Chapter Seven: From Brixton to Mostar: Social Practice Through Textiles, Françoise Dupré (Birmingham City University, UK)
Chapter Eight: A Post-Slavery Reading of Cotton: Lubaina Himid (University of Central Lancashire, UK) in conversation with Sabine Broeck and Alice Schmid (both of the University of Bremen, Germany)
Chapter Nine: Contemporary Textile Imagery in Southern Africa: a Question of Ownership, Sarah Rhodes (Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, UK)
Chapter Ten: Social Sutra: A Platform for Ethical Textiles in Partnerships Between Australia and India, Kevin Murray (Australia)


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