Possibilities/Posibilidades: textiles & hope
Zoom Lecture by Jessica Hemmings
image courtesy of Anna Ray “Tassel” (2019)
ETN member Jessica Hemmings is a well known writer, specialised in textiles. She studied Textile Design at the Rhode Island School of Design, graduating in 1999 and Comparative Literature (Africa/Asia) at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies, earning an MA (Distinction) in 2000. Her PhD, awarded by the University of Edinburgh in 2006, is published by kalliope paperbacks under the title Yvonne Vera: the Voice of Cloth (2008). In 2010 she edited a collection of essays titled In the Loop: Knitting Now published by Black Dog and in 2012 edited The Textile Reader (Bloomsbury) and wrote Warp & Weft (Bloomsbury). Her editorial and curatorial project, Cultural Threads, is a book about postcolonial thinking and contemporary textile practice (Bloomsbury: 2015) accompanied by a travelling exhibition Migrations (2015-2017). She is currently Professor of Craft & Vice-Prefekt of Research at HDK-Valand, University of Gothenburg, Sweden and the 2020-2021 Rita Bolland Fellow at the Research Centre for Material Culture, the Netherlands.
To celebrate the graduating BA Textiles students of National University of Costa Rica, Jessica Hemmings will give a zoom lecture in English, translated into Spanish and followed by a dialogue with Paulina Ortiz Stradtmann. The lecture will take place on November 3rd at 1 to 2 pm Central Standard Time, that is 8 to 9 pm Central European Time and has the title “Possibilities/Posibilidades: textiles & hope”.
Everyone is welcome to take part! To receive the Zoom link please write an e-mail to email@example.com