Jaime Patarroyo (Universidad de Los Andes), Nasif Rincón (Universidad de Los Andes), Camila Padilla (Universidad de Los Andes), Laura Cortés-Rico (Universidad Militar Nueva Granada), Tania Pérez-Bustos (National University of Colombia)

virPrague 20: Experiments in Collaboration and Critical Participation

How does reconciliation feel? These two pieces —initiated by women's textile collectives in Colombia and intervened by the Remendar lo Nuevo team— are part of a collection of testimonial digital textiles that invite us to look, touch, listen and produce textile messages about reconciliation (in contexts of war) in a situated way. Participants will have the opportunity to get involved with these messages and to respond. The pieces allow an asynchronous, open-ended, and multi-situated conversation between the Colombian textile collectives and the participants. The intervention seeks to create a patchwork of discourses on reconciliation from emotions and senses in the day-to-day life from a bottom-up dynamic. 

As a visitor to the digital experience, (http://artesanaltecnologica.org/time-s-to-listen/) you will traverse the details of the components of the Times to Listen exhibition. Your path will begin by immersing yourself in the stories of two textile collectives conformed by women who have experienced the consequences of the Colombian armed conflict. After getting to know them, the site will take you on a textile journey where you will encounter the women’s senses of reconciliation, told in their own voices and textile creations. 

After visiting the exposition we invite you to respond with both your words and hands. In order to do so, please prepare your favourite needle and threads of different colours and join our scheduled virtual sewing circle (https://meet.jit.si/time-s-to-listen).

We will be waiting for you at the following schedules:

  • Wednesday the 19 of August. At 5:00 pm Prague (10:00 am Bogotá)
  • Friday the 21 of August. At 5:00 pm Prague (10:00 am Bogotá) 



Making and Doing

    Toronto 2021
        Inventive AI
        Storytelling as Relations

    Virtual Prague 2020
        Disasters, Breakdowns, Precarity, 
        Slow Violence

        Experiments in Collaboration and 
        Critical Participation

        Medicine, Health, Disability Studies
        Climate Change, Anthropocene, 

        Multispecies Assemblages, Life 
        Sciences, Queer Ecologies

        Politics, Governmentality, Participation 
        and Protest

        Big Data, Information Sciences, 

        Worlds Otherwise
        Religion, Spirits, Animism Speculative 
        Apparatuses, Sensing Practices

    New Orleans 2019
        Living with
        Playing / Crafting
        Experiencing / Listening
        Mapping / Monitoring

    Sydney 2018
        Situated Knowledges
        Infrastructure and co-design
        Knowing and governing
        Issues, people and publics
        Performance and effect
        Methods and practices

    Boston 2017
        STS Infrastructures
        Visual and Sensory Approaches
        Design and Planning

    Denver 2015
        STS Infrastructures
        Visual and Sensory Approaches
        Design and Planning

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