#DORCAS TAKE OVER
In collaboration with the V&A Learning Academy
Workshop 1 - Wednesday 19 June 2019 - Digital Studio, Sackler Centre
Workshop 2 - Thursday 20 June 2019 – Seminar Room 2, Sackler Centre
The docking of the Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks tells part of the story of those that landed on UK soil in 1948. All the passengers carried with them textiles. Textiles tell stories and are embedded with memories but are also a conduit for extending the place of our own histories.
The arrival of Caribbean women in postmodern Britain started a new story about how textiles travelled and how this material knowledge, its aesthetic sensibilities, and culture is recorded, preserved and shared. Join Goldsmiths designer Rose Sinclair, and together discover the textile practices and spaces of Caribbean women. As part of her ongoing research Rose will invite you to explore black British craft, British crafting culture and to question what constitutes black British textiles.
How to get involved?
Choose a date and sign up for your FREE place by emailing j.browne [at] vam.ac.uk with the word DORCAS in the ‘subject’ line no later than Friday 14 June 2019.
To participate please bring along one object that you can informally talk about with the group. This can be an item that you purchased, found, was given to you as a gift, or that you inherited, and be prepared, also, to make your own cloth during the session. We really want to hear about your textiles, crafting and making stories, and you don’t have to be a crafter, textile artist or maker of cloth or clothes to take part.