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Sharon de Lyster

Founder & Designer, Narrative Made in Hong Kong

Fashioning Culture


PRESENTED ON MAY 25, 2016
IN HONG KONG @ VOL 27

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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Cutalogue of Textiles

BY SARA OKA
@ VOL 19 ON DEC 13, 2013

Sara Oka is Curator of Textiles at the Honolulu Museum of Arts. Before working at the museum, she taught art and bookbinding at various institutions and coordinated public art programming for the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts. She talks about the inventory of her collection of textiles from all around the world. She shows pictures of different types of clothes and designs on them, from different parts of the world.

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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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Water as Tradition

BY DIANA HOVHANNISYAN
@ VOL 19 ON DEC 13, 2014

Dianan Hovhannisyan presents her work to bring and revitalize long-standing cultural traditions that change over time. 

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History of Kimono

BY KANA MANIWA
IN LINCOLN, UK

Let presenter Kana Maniwa from Takayo Style take you through the history of kimono while she adds her personal touch. Thank you for bringing all that color and fun to our Japan Fest Night in Lincoln.

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Preserving and Developing the Songket Legacy

BY JACQUELINE FONG
@ VOL 2 ON APR 01, 2016

 In Preserving and Developing the Songket Legacy at PechaKucha Night Kuching Vol. 2Jacqueline Fong introduces the traditional technique of weaving songket, an artisan craft of Sarawak is not only preserved but also continuously being developed into modern fashionable pieces connecting the ancient craft to new markets around the world. The efforts not only improve the lives of the rural Sarawakian community but also encourage preservation and growth of this ancient 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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Uncovering, and then Recovering. A Family Tradition.

BY WES BREITENBACH
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 18, 2016

Wes Breitenbach shares a brief history of how comfortable we have become just sitting around and how one craft has spanned five generations of his family.

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Dynamic Styles: Change and Continuity in Pacific Visual Culture

BY MARATA TAMAIRA
@ VOL 28 ON NOV 11, 2016

"The visual cultures styles... are responsive to change yet they retain the thread of continuity of the past."

In Dynamic Styles: Change and Continuity in Pacific Visual Culture at PechaKucha Night Honolulu Vol.28, Dr. Mārata Ketekiri Tamaira introduces a selection of Pacific visual culture styles from across the region, emphasizing the way they express the dynamic relationship between change and continuity over time and space. To narrow her focus, she considers three key sites of aesthetic production, including architecture, textiles, and sculpture. 

Dr. Mārata Ketekiri Tamaira hails from Aotearoa New Zealand and has genealogical ties with  the central North Island tribe of Ngāti Tūwharetoa. She is a Honolulu-based Māori scholar and university instructor whose research focuses on contemporary Hawaiian and Pacific art. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017.

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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.