This two-part workshop explores the idea of “textility”—how patterns and patterning in architecture, walking, text, and daily life help us understand place, power, and belonging. The first part is a presentation on Bedouin-rooted weaving as practiced by women at the Women's General Union, weaving as a symbolic language in Abu Dhabi, and “textilic” negotiations among the city’s residents in public space. The second part engages participants in making page-sized weavings and weaving-inspired texts that reflect on place making as a recursive practice. No prior weaving or poetry writing experience necessary.
For more information about the artist please visit Jill Magi, NYUAD
Jill Magi, Assistant Arts Professor, Literature/Creative Writing & Visual Arts, NYUAD
NYU Abu Dhabi Institute
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