This free one-day online event provides space for people with interests in participatory textile making activities – whether participants, facilitators, researchers or commissioners – to come together and share experiences, insights and challenges.
It is organised and hosted by the coordinators of the Stitching Together network: Dr Emma Shercliff (Arts University Bournemouth) and Dr Amy Twigger Holroyd (Nottingham Trent University). The network fosters critical dialogue around participatory textile making methods in research and practice and has been funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council from January 2019 to June 2021.
The event is divided into three sessions, spaced throughout the day (all times are BST):
Session 1: 9-10.30am
Session 2: 2-4pm
Session 3: 7-8.30pm
Each session will include presentations and discussions, plus an opportunity to meet other attendees in a breakout room. You are welcome to attend as many or as few of the sessions as you wish. All of the main-room activities will be recorded and shared on the Stitching Together website after the event.
40-60 minutes of pre-recorded content linked to each live session will be published on the Stitching Together website one week before the event, and attendees are encouraged to watch this pre-recorded content before the relevant live session. The content includes both presentations recorded especially for the event and a selection of short films exploring different aspects of participatory textile making, screened in association with FilmGeographies.