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Jolobil, Weaving Identities

PRESENTED ON MAR 05, 2018
IN CHRISTCHURCH @ VOL 34

Jolobil means to weave and Diana Albarrán González is exploring textiles as a development strategy in her native Mexico.  The patterns on fabric tell stories about the identity of the weaver. She explores how we are connected to our land and culture through what we wear.

Diana was born and raised in the Mayan land of Chiapas, Mexico, a mestiza with Nahua, Japanese, Spanish and P’urhépecha ancestry. She holds a Master in Design Management from Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spain, a Bachelor of Industrial Design from Autonomous University of Guadalajara in Mexico, and a Training Diploma in Modern Design and Craftmanship from Kyoto Institute of Technology in Japan. She is currently a PhD Candidate at Auckland University of Technology in Aotearoa focusing on ethical and respectful collaborations with indigenous artisanal communities that go beyond economic benefits, and the decolonisation of design and its practitioners.

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Contemporary Maori Art Forms

BY NATASHA PERKINS
@ VOL 108 ON NOV 06, 2013

Natasha Perkins and her team created a structure and is inspired by the New Zealand Maori practice of weaving.. Their structure is recyclable and was created using interlocking pieces, and was meant to be a place of thought, inspiration. Watch to see how they did it.

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Storytelling Through Patterns and Strings

BY MEGHAN PRICE
@ VOL 28 ON JAN 21, 2014

String Theory is a partnership between two textile designers, Lysanne Latulippe and Meghan Price. The name String Theory is borrowed from a theory of physics that says the world is made of vibrating strings. As constructed textile designers, the two designers work with the math and physics of fibres, yarns, knitting and weaving to develop structure, pattern and texture. 

 

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Flotsam Weaving

BY JO ATHERTON
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 05, 2014

Artist Jo Atherton weaves artwork from flotsam found washed up on beaches. Their cheerful familiar forms belie a shocking truth: we get older but plastic remains.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 21, 2014.

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Storytelling through Moroccan Rugs

BY ALIA KATE
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 14, 2014

Alia Kate, of Kantara, explains her preoccupation with Moroccan rugs, the stories woven into their fibers, and the women weavers who create them. 

Through her travels and conversations with the many women she spent with in Morocco, and learning their language, Kate expresses her love for their culture. Which then allowed her to start her own stories with making rugs and pillows in her online store. 

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Fashioning Culture


BY SHARON DE LYSTER
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 25, 2016

Sharon de Lyster discusses the cost of fast fashion on society versus the value of handmade textiles which carry stories of cultural identity providing ethical production, economic empowerment and preserving heritage craft.

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Weaving for the Soul

BY RENÉ BAHLOO
@ VOL 18 ON AUG 24, 2016

“I have shared my deepest essence, my creative energy, and so the world is dream into being”

In Weaving for the Soul from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol.18 , René Bahloo explains her special interest as an artist in the practice and philosophy of weaving, using natural plant fibres. She shares her knowledge locally through a number of weaving circles and facilitates transformational journeys to remote Indigenous Australian and African communities, for deep connection to land, culture, healing and traditional weaving. Her sculptural installation pieces have been present at a number of conferences and have also been discovered contemplating life, the universe and everything. In her presentation Rene shares her passion for connecting culture, womens' business, personal growth and environmental awareness into the weaving of her life, and into the lives of others.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on September 27th, 2016. 

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Weaving in the Goodness

BY BECK PARNHAM
@ VOL 32 ON SEP 26, 2017

Rebecca Parnham is one of the co-founders of Krama and Co. a company that supports the production of krama (traditional Cambodian scarves). She loves krama and everything they represent. Rebecca’s goal has always been to weave the goodness into every step of what she does. Her PechaKucha talk “Weaving in the Goodness” discusses how social work and the strengths perspective informs her.

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Gnarly: broad & weaving growth

BY DAVID MOLESKY
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 01, 2018

A creative that wears many diverse hats, David believes that people can either grow by specializing their skill set or exposing themselves to a wide range of experiences that broaden their skill set. 

David Molesky shares his personal philosophy on growth, some of his “growth ring” moments, and the lessons he’s learned on his winding professional journey.

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Weaving Magic

BY LUCY DAVIDSON
@ VOL 30 ON MAY 02, 2018

From hobbiest to professional crafter, Lucy Davidson shares her creative journey, from learning new weaving skills to dying her own wool and using special frames made by her father.