Friday, 19 July 2024

Event Details

Colloquium delegates at a pre-launch tour of the exhibition. (Photo: Professor Gillian Robinson
Ulster University)

Colloquium delegates at a pre-launch tour of the exhibition. (Photo: Professor Gillian Robinson Ulster University)


Exhibition and associated activities:Textile Language of Conflicts
Description: The Textile Language of Conflicts exhibition is comprised of 23 arpilleras - some never shown before - and aims to stimulate awareness, conversations, social responsibility and peace building, in relation to human right violations in war-torn and post conflict societies. It links with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Festival of Social Science, 4th - 11th November, 2017. Partners to this initiative are CAIN (Conflict Archive on the INternet) at Ulster University, and Conflict Textiles.

The exhibition programme incorporates two key components:

1) A Colloquium event (12.00noon, 6th Nov - 1pm, 7th Nov.) The purpose of this event is to progress an epistemology that reflects and interrogates on three key questions relating to human rights violations across society:
- How can we academically support our practice of using textiles to document, testify and memorialise the lived experience of human rights violations?
- What has been the context in which we have been able to exhibit, organize associated activities and dialogued across society using pieces from Conflict Textiles collection and CAIN’s digital archive?
- Could we formulate a model of common practice that would allow other communities/countries to progress their own textile language?

2) Interactive workshop for students (10.30 - 12.30pm, Thursday 9th November), which will focus on:
- An Introduction to CAIN, Accounts of the Conflict and the role of textiles in uncovering sensitive issues
- Overview of Conflict Textiles digital archive
- Guided tour of exhibition
- Screening of film “Common Threads”
- Discussion on key learning points

The Colloquium and workshop events are by invitation only. The exhibition is open to the public.

The exhibition launch, featuring a number of speakers and a guided tour, takes place on Monday 6th November, in the Council Chamber, Magee Campus, 6.00-7.30pm.
(Photos of the event)
Keynote address by Proffessor Brandon Hamber "Reflecting on masculinities through the eye of a needle"

Roberta Bacic will facilitate a guided tour on Friday 10th November 2.00 – 3.00pm.
Commissioned by: Ulster University, Conflict Archive on the INternet (CAIN)
Date(s): 6th November 2017 - 10th November 2017
Venue: Exhibition: Minor Hall (MD106), Main Building, Magee Campus, Ulster University
Northland Rd, Derry/Londonderry. BT48 7JL
Curator: Roberta Bacic, assisted by Breege Doherty
Facilitator: Professor Gillian Robinson
Outcome: These integrated events: Colloquium, exhibition, exhibition launch and interactive workshop for students facilitated networking and debate between international academics, local textile artists, students, interested individuals and groups within the local area. Specifically the Colloquium, which was attended by a group of 15 experts (from Northern Ireland, England, Wales, Catalonia, Japan, Colombia, Germany and California) facilitated an indepth exploration and progression of an epistemology of textile language. Framing it within the exhibition programme ensured that the colloquium engaged with and was nourished by grass roots practices. A total of seventeen delegates participated in the Colloquium programme, with a combined total of 140 engaging in the exhibition and interactive workshop for students.

Documents: • Textile list: Textile Language of Conflicts - view
• Exhibition launch invitation - 6th Nov 2017 - view
• Exhibition leaflet, Nov 2017 - view
• Exhibition catalogue - Magee, Nov 2017 - view
• Flyer: Workshop for students - 10th Nov - view
• Textile Language of Conflicts -General Report - view
• Interview "PEACE IN PROGRESS" Nov 2017 (ICIP) - view

Textiles Displayed:Nuestras Víctimas 2 de mayo 2002/Our victims of 2nd May 2002; Bellavista/Bojayá/Chocó
Caín, ¿dónde está tu hermano? / Cain, where is your brother?
Carmen Gloria quemada viva / Carmen Gloria burnt alive
La Batalla del Ebro / The battle of Ebro
Our Lady of Words
Una Mirada a mi Tierra Desde el Barco / A Look to my Homeland from the Boat
Lavandería popular / Community launderette
No a la represa / No to the dam
Ausencias - Presencias 2 / Absences – Presences 2
Irene, Marta, Hilda, Patricia: Now and Always Present
¿Quién carga con la deuda externa? / Who Carries the External Debt?
Vamos a la playa en micro / Let's go to the beach by bus
No contaminar / Do not pollute
NO MAS / No more
Juguemos en el bosque mientras el aire está 2
Represión a los Mapuche / Repression of the Mapuche
No a la impunidad 2 / No to Impunity 2
They Fell like Stars from the Sky / Cayeron del cielo como estrellas
Peace Quilt - Common Loss
No going back
Violar es un crimen / Rape is a crime
No al plebiscito, No podemos ni opinar / No to the plebiscite
Ônde estão nossos direitos? / Where are our rights?