Friday, 30 September 2022

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Attendees engaging with the textiles at day 2 of the 'Narrativas textiles. Tramas de dolor y empatía en América Latina' seminar. Some Conflict Textiles pieces are visible in the foreground. (Photo: Natalia Quiceno Toro)

Attendees engaging with the textiles at day 2 of the 'Narrativas textiles. Tramas de dolor y empatía en América Latina' seminar. Some Conflict Textiles pieces are visible in the foreground. (Photo: Natalia Quiceno Toro)

 

Exhibition and seminar:Narrativas textiles: Tramas de dolor y empatía en América Latina / Textile Narratives: Traces of pain and empathy in Latin America
Description: This seminar is a platform for dialogue. The key aim is to explore different paradigms and textualities in which various forms of witnessing, managing, documenting and making public multiple traumatic experiences resulting from past and present violence throughout the Latin American continent are deployed.

The platform focuses on the actions, spaces and listening networks that have brought together collective processes of empathy and accompaniment in the search for justice and truth. Promoting transdisciplinary and innovative dialogue between processes and experiences around weaving, sewing and other textile and artistic expressions in relation to memory construction and documenting pain, trauma and losses is a core element. Overall, it aims to be a rich encounter between academics and organizations. In addition to exploring the supports and narratives of pain, it will also focus on the intersections between art, culture and memory, textile practices and their political potential in Latin America.

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CALAS
CALAS - Plataforma para el diálogo: Narrativas textiles. Tramas de dolor y empatía en América Latina
Debate entretejido / Woven debate
Commissioned by: Maria Sibylla Merian Center for Advanced Latin American Studies (CALAS)
Date(s): 5th September 2022 - 8th September 2022
Venue: Universidad de Guadalajara, México
UDG – Guadalajara University Parres Arias #150, C.P. 45132. Zapopan, Jalisco, México
Curator: Roberta Bacic
Facilitator: Natalia Quiceno & Bruno Lopez Petzoldt
Outcome: Approximately 15 participants took part in the dialogues. Natalia Quiceno and Bruno Lopez coordinated the overall programme and process that took place during the stay at CALAS / Guadalajara. "Empathy communities" is the concept behind this gathering of academics, activists and local collectives who search for their disappeared. The discussion and dialogue spaces were complemented with interventions in the form of murals and screening of documentaries. The synergy of these components allowed participants to go beyond traditional academic boundaries. Such a programme should not be regarded as an exception, but rather as an important mechanism to build knowledge with and for society into the future.




Documents: • Event invitation, 6 - 8 Sept. 2022 - view
• Programa del Encuentro, 6 Sept. 2022 - view
• Título de la presentación, R.Bacic, 6 Sept. - view
• Textile list, Mexico, Sept 2022 - view
• Photo gallery, Mexico, Sept. 2022 - view