Sanity in the Seams

Sanity in the Seams: The Power of Sewing to Reaffirm a Sense of Self During Tumultuous Times, as Told Through the Needle of Nineteenth Century Seamstress, Agnes Richter. When confined to our homes, our minds begin to wonder and our hands twitch. The walls surrounding us, though providing sanctuary from the insidious threat outside, become […]

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An interview with Rachelle Romeo

North London based artist and activist Rachelle Romeo’s work caught our eye with its powerful and poetic use of embroidery. Romeo’s stitched stories of trauma, belonging, and becoming are literally mapped onto the landscapes of London and the UK – striking visual reminders of the brutal colonial legacies and ongoing trauma of the Windrush scandal […]

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Navigating Cultural Liminality: Private Rooms by Ghada Amer

Offering a critique of imperialist thought, Edward Said’s Orientalism created a paradigmatic shift in understanding the relationship between Western (Occidental) and non-Western (Oriental) cultures. Yet Orientalism still pervades mainstream representations of non-Western cultures, which oscillate between intense fetishization and demonization, often in almost the same breath. See for example Dalia Dawood’s description of the Aladdin […]

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