ARPILLERAS INTERNATIONAL FORUM

* Arpilleras are three dimensional Latin American textiles which originated in Chile. The arpillera (strong burlap made of flour or potato sacks) gives name to this type of craft art.

Brochure: FORUM ARPILLERAS FR_ING

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Photos of the Arpilleras Forum

25th February 2016 (Thursday), Basque Museum, (Miguel de Unamuno Plaza 4, 48006 Bilbao)
16.00-19.00 Arpilleras master class for artists, facilitated by Ana Zlatkes (Argentina) and Roberta Bacic.

Ana Zlatkes is an Argentinean textile artist, president of CAAT (Argentinean Centre of Textile Art) and an arpillerista since she encountered them in 2009. Textile pieces by Zlatkes are part of the Argentinean heritage, Conflict Textiles collection and private collectors from different parts of the world. She has curated 2 arpilleras exhibitions in Argentina and is part of the Z-Z collective.

“What can you say with a needle and thread?”

Roberta Bacic is the curator of the present exhibition STITCHING PEACE: Conflict, Arpilleras, Memory.

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26th February 2016 (Friday). DSS2016 Headquarters (Easo street 43, 20006 San Sebastian)

10.00-14.30 Presentations on textile work that relates to issues on memory of recent conflicts

10.00-10.15 Representatives of DSS 2016 and representatives of Gernika Gogoratuz and Gernika Peace Museum for the initiative “The artivist sailing: artherapy and artivism”

10.15-10.45 Conflict, Arpilleras, Memory: an International Human Rights and memory Initiative

Roberta Bacic (Northern Ireland – Chile)

Breege Doherty (Ireland)

10.45-11.15 Coffee break

11.15 -13.00 Arpilleras’ Social Project

Esther Vital (Brazil – Euskadi)

“MAB (Movement of People Affected by Dams) and the arpilleras”

Cecilia Domínguez (Chile – Basque Country)

“Making visible the situation of migrants in San Sebastian”

Antonieta Pardo (France-Chile)

“Arpilleras as an object of transmission of the memory of the Chilean dictatorship in a context of political exile in the city of Grenoble”

Fundación Ateneu Sant Roc (Catalonia)

“Hands on: an arpillera born from commitment”

“Motherhood: diversity and cohesion between arpilleras”

13.00-14.30 Arpilleras’ Educational Project

Itziar Gandarias (Basque Country)

“Sewing classroom life, an experience exchange between Catalonia and the Basque Country “

Itziar Mardaras (Basque Country)

“Sewing emotions”

Neus Bartroli and Norbert Froufe González (Catalonia)

“Weaving threads of emotions and conscience”

Alba San Feliu (Catalonia)

“Grabbing the thread“

14.30-15.30 Lunch for all participants.

15.30-16.45 City tour (San Sebastián)

16.45-19.00 Hands on workshop aimed at the creation of a collective arpillera that will start being made in Donostia and will continue in Gernika. The workshop is open to all the participants of the FORUM and open to the public that is potentially interested in the topic.

The workshop will be facilitated and coordinated by Alex Carrascosa, Roberta Bacic and Pamela Luque, in collaboration with women and men participating in the Peace Museum’s arpillera workshop, Ateneu Sant Roc from Badalona and Casal de Barri Congrés-Indians from Barcelona.

18.00-18.30 Music by Pamela Luque and her guitar

The Day We Will Never Forget

27 February 2016 (Saturday), Elai Alai aretoa (Foru Plaza s/n, 48300 Gernika-Lumo)

10.00 to 14.30 Presentations on textile work that relates to issues on memory of recent conflicts

10.00-12.00 Arpilleras in the academic world

Sara Kindon (New Zealand), Associate Professor School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Marcela Palomino-Schalscha (New Zealand), Lecturer in Human Geography and Development Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Latin American Women Stitching Memories and Lives in Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand”

Elsie Doolan (EEUU), Student of Library and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

“Arpilleras as Archival Records“

Fiona Clark (Northern Ireland), Director of Education Senior Lecturer in Latin American Studies, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland

“Stitching thoughts: the arpillera, the student, and ecological literature “

12.00-12.30 Coffee break

12.30-14.30 Museums and Arpilleras

Iratxe Momoitio – Idoia Orbe (Basque Country) Gernika Peace Museum

“Arpilleras: a wonderful opportunity to work past and recent memory“

Begoña de Ibarra (Basque Country) La Encartada Fabrika-Museoa

“Connecting threads: the experience of the factory museum La Encartada Balmaseda“

Margaret Edwards (Northern Ireland), Education Officer, Tower Museum, Derry City &Strabane District Council, Northern Ireland

Pocket Notes: Our Journey with the Conflict Textiles 

Sarah Carson (Northern Ireland), Collections Access Officer, Causeway Coast and Geln Borough Council, Northern Ireland

“North East Peace III Cultural Fusions: Stitching and Unstitching the Troubles“

Katia Felipini Neves (Brazil) Memorial da Resistência de São Paulo /Associação Pinacoteca Arte e Cultura/SEC

“The arpilleras experience in Memorial da Resistência de São Paulo “

14.30-16.00 Lunch for all participants.

16.00-17.30 Guided tour to the Gernika Peace Museum and to the Gernika Assembly House

17.30-20.00 Follow up of hands on workshop aimed at the creation of a collective arpillera that will have been started in Donostia the day before and will continue in Gernika with all the Forum’s participants as well as public that is interested in the topic.

The workshop will be facilitated and coordinated by Alex Carrascosa, Roberta Bacic and Pamela Luque, in collaboration with women and men participating in the Peace Museum’s arpillera workshop, Ateneu Sant Roc from Badalona and Casal de Barri Congrés-Indians from Barcelona.

18.30-19.00 Music by Pamela Luque and her guitar

Soldiers Back From The War 

28th February 2016 (Sunday), Elai Alai aretoa (Foru Plaza s/n, 48300 Gernika-Lumo)

10.00-11.00 The artistic work of Arpilleras

Ana Zlatkes is an Argentinean textile artist, president of CAAT (Argentinean Centre of Textile Art) and an arpillerista since she encountered them in 2009. Textile pieces by Zlatkes are part of the Argentinean heritage, Conflict Textiles collection and private collectors from different parts of the world. She has curated 2 arpilleras exhibitions in Argentina and is part of the Z-Z collective.

“What can you say with a needle and thread?”

Pamela Luque is a Chilean arpillerista who resides in Ireland. Works by Pamela are part of Conflict Textiles collection and several of her arpilleras made in recent years have been showcased in collective exhibitions in different countries of the world.

“My Arpillera Journey: an experience of memory and reconciliation”

11.00 -12.00 Presentation of the work done by the arpilleristas of the Casal de Barri Barcelona Congrés-Indians about the Spanish Civil War.

Official closure of the Forum.

 12.00-12.30 Coffee break

12.30-14.30 Hands on workshop – Family workshop and finish up of the collective arpillera

Workshops for children and families will be facilitated by Idoia Orbe from Gernika Peace Museum.

14.30-15.30 Lunch for all participants.

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