Reality, Reciprocity, Resilience showcase explores the lived experiences of refugees in relation to the themes of cultural sustainability and community resilience.
The exhibition displays the textile artwork created during the research project: the textile photo-stories created by the participants, a map of connections between people and places, and the refugees’ manifesto for a resilient future.
The aim of the project was to investigate and value the lived experiences of London-based refugees and asylum seekers in relation to the themes of cultural sustainability and community resilience, and inform a reciprocal process of making and learning, through textile heritage.
This showcase is a celebration of the achievements of the ‘Reality, Reciprocity, Resilience’ pilot, as well as an opportunity to launch the new AHRC-funded ‘Decolonising Fashion and Textiles’ research project.
The pilot was led by Dr Francesco Mazzarella (Senior Lecturer in Fashion and Design for Social Change at London College of Fashion, UAL) in partnership with Poplar HARCA and Love Welcomes. The project is supported by UAL’s Social Design Institute and Storytelling Institute.
The exhibition is free and booking is not required.
Follow the link in this event to book a guided tour on Friday 23 September from 1 – 4.30pm.
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