Tuesday, 23 April 2024

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Attendees at the exhibition launch on 17th January listen to musicians Federico Ponce (left) and Pablo Penia (right). (Photo: Gerardo Gazmuri)

Attendees at the exhibition launch on 17th January listen to musicians Federico Ponce (left) and Pablo Penia (right). (Photo: Gerardo Gazmuri)


Exhibition and associated activities:Poesie des Nähens / The Poetry of Stitching
Description: This exhibition, commissioned by PAKT e.V., and facilitated by PAKT e.V. and Eine Welt Forum Freiburg, incorporates textiles which focus on the three themes within the title: resistance, memory and hope. A working group began preparations, with its first meeting held on 22nd May 2019. In the intervening months, this group has expanded to include the following institutions as collaborators:
Arnold Bergstraesser Institut
Städtische Museen Freiburg Museum Natur und Mensch
Deutsch-Afghanische Initiative e.V. (DAI)
Bodymemory-Zentrum für Bewegung und embodiment Forschung
Globallmende gGmbh
Komunales Kino Freiburg
VHS Freiburg

VHS September- February general brochure program

Associated activities:
1)Conflict Textiles workshop: Wie mache ich eine Arpillera-Puppe? / How to make an arpillera doll, 18 January 2020, Roberta Bacic
2)"DenkSTOFF" – Workshop am internationalen Holocaust-Gedenktag, 27 January 2020, Heidi Drahota

Throughout the entire exhibition period there will be a range of associated activities, such as guided tours, workshops and presentations. These will be targeted at schools and a broad range of target groups within the community. (Details available in documents section below 'Exhibition programme: Freiburg, Jan 2020').
Commissioned by: PAKT e.V. (Projekte, Aktion, Kunst, Theater)
Date(s): 17th January 2020 - 8th March 2020
Venue: Galerie der Volkshochschule, Freiburg, Germany
Rotteckring 12, 79098 Freiburg, im Breisgau
Curator: Roberta Bacic, assisted by Breege Doherty
Facilitator: Johanna Menzinger, Pakt eV and Eine Welt Forum Freiburg
Outcome: Outcome: The exhibition was accompanied by a substantial programme of associated activities, including ‘hands on’ workshops and guided tours. The range of collaborating institutions and individuals involved in shaping the programme gave it great depth, richness and relevance. This breadth of collaboration facilitated engagement with the general public. However, more importantly it resulted in a diverse cohort of people from schools, migrant organisations and those traumatized by war participating in the various associated activities. The hosting institution Volkshochschule Freiburg eV (VHS) was very satisfied with the outcome. This collaboration and engagement has prompted discussion, awareness and reflection. In order to build on this, VHS are exploring how to implement a similar type exhibition programme in other Community Colleges throughout the country.

Documents: • Photo gallery: Planning visit, June 2019 - view
• Textile list: The Poetry of Stitching, 2020 - view
• Exhibition programme: Freiburg, Jan 2020 - view
• Exhibition poster: Freiburg, Jan 2020 - view
• Opening talk at launch, (German) J. Menzinger - view
• Exhibition funders - view
• Workshop-Holocaust, 'Angell Gymnasiume' (Ger) - view
• Workshop-Holocaust, Report by H.Drahota - view
• Photo gallery: Set up, 15 Jan. 2020 - view
• Photo gallery: Launch, 17 Jan. 2020 - view
• Photo gallery: Doll Workshop, 18 Jan. 2020 - view
• "Huelga de mineros" donated during exhibition - view

Textiles Displayed:Carabineros desaloja comunidad Mapuche / Police entering Mapuche territory
Hermanos Mapuche en huelga de hambre / Mapuche people on hunger strike
Libertad a nuestros hermanos Mapuche / Freedom to our Mapuche brothers
NO a la ley antiterrorista / NO to the antiterrorist law
Our Lady of Words
Al Servicio de la vida / Servicing life
The People make the city
The Africa Quilt
Waiting for Food
Escuela en la población / School in a población
Desplazamiento / Displacement
Presencia de Edime Peirano / Edime Peirano's Presence
Los trabajos colectivos son fuente de resistencia
Blutspur / Blood trail
Hogar Dulce Hogar / Home Sweet Home
Will there be poppies, daisies and apples when I grow up?
La cueca sola / Dancing cueca alone
Life with and without Bees
¿Quién carga con la deuda externa? / Who Carries the External Debt?
Textile Installation on Afghanistan