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    'Vida en Nuestra Población / Life in Our Poor Neighbourhood', Taller Recoleta. (Photo: Colin Peck)

    'Vida en Nuestra Población / Life in Our Poor Neighbourhood', Taller Recoleta. (Photo: Colin Peck)

     

    Seminar (online):Encuentro Arpillera / Arpillera Colloquium / Gesprächsabend zum Thema Arpilleras
    Description: This online seminar hosted by the congregation of Evangelische Johannesgemeinde Berlin, accompanied their church based exhibition of arpilleras made in Chile during the years of the Pinochet dictatorship.

    The bilingual seminar was organised by Fundación Cristo Vive (Chile / Berlin) in order to bear witness to the stories and experiences of the women of Santiago. It featured presentations in Spanish by Gloria Torres, Ana Clara Araya and Roberta Bacic, Conflict Textiles. The five arpilleras presented by Roberta spanned four decades, from the 1980s to 2015.

    Recording of seminar proceedings (2.07 hours, German / Spanish)
    Commissioned by: Evangelische Johannesgemeinde Berlin (Protestant Church “Johannes”, Berlin)
    Date(s): 14th April 2021 - 14th April 2021
    Venue: Online
    Johanneskirchplatz 4, 12205 Berlin, Germany
    Curator: Cristo Vive Chile/Berlin; Evangelische Johannes Gemeinde, Berlin
    Facilitator: Sarah Stooß
    Outcome: This event, voiced through arpilleras, gave a graphic insight into the daily lives of women in Santiago during the Pinochet dictatorship; their struggles, their tenacity, their resistance and the solidarlity they fostered and experienced, both within their own groups and communities and the wider international community.




    Documents: • Seminar poster, 14th April 2021 - view
    • Seminar presentation, 14th April 2021 - view