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CSSH Seminar - Angelika Strohmayer - Digitally Augmenting Traditional Craft Practices for Social Justice: The Partnership Quilt, 31st of May at 17:30

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Monday, 31st of May at 17:30- CSSH Seminar - Angelika Strohmayer - Digitally Augmenting Traditional Craft Practices for Social Justice: The Partnership Quilt

Digitally Augmenting Traditional Craft Practices for Social Justice: The Partnership Quilt

This book weaves together disparate worlds of crafting, social justice, and digital technologies around The Partnership Quilt. It crafts a manifesto for meaningful action and design processes in charitable organizations through participatory sewing and its digital augmentation. The book charts a history of how sewing has been used to voice concerns of oppression, and how digital technologies can be embedded into textiles to tell stories more powerfully. It explores the relationship between quilting and research, looking beyond the seams of The Partnership Quilt to shed light on the importance of invisible work behind such participatory, justice-oriented design projects. It concludes with a discussion of the impacts and potential future avenues for research on digitally quilting social justice.

 

In this talk, Dr Strohmayer will present an overview of the theories and practices used in the book, highlighting the relationship between collaboratively making textiles, the layering of these with technologies, and movements towards social justice. 

 

Dr Angelika Strohmayer is a lecturer and co-director of the newly established Design Feminisms Research Group at Northumbria University’s School of Design. Her collaborative in-the-world work sits at the intersection of technologies, craft, social justice, and feminisms - contributing to theoretical conversations through applied research methods. She is dedicated to the inclusion of under- and mis-represented people in research, design, and academia, and proactively works towards equity, diversity, and inclusion. Some of this is shown through her work as a founding member of fempower.tech, an international technology research collective, and her co-editing of the ‘Meaningful Design Processes’ Forum in the ACM Interactions Magazine. In all that she does, Angelika tries to work across boundaries, bringing together disparate groups to engage in endeavours that support personal wellbeing, counteracting community traumas, and engaging in public advocacy to move towards more socially just worlds. 

 

Speaker: Angelika Strohmayer

Title:  Digitally Augmenting Traditional Craft Practices for Social Justice: The Partnership Quilt
Date and Time: Monday March 31st 2021, 17:00 Istanbul
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Meeting ID: 958 0117 0381 Passcode: 499483