Representing our relationships to land
Sat 2 October 2021
This event is the first of four participatory public workshops hosted by textile artist and natural dye specialist India Wills and Glasgow Community Food Network (GCFN). During the workshops participants will be invited to discuss their relationships to land, and inscribe messages on pieces of cloth in response to this topic. These will form part of a series of quilted campaign banners which will be exhibited at the COP26 fringe event, representing the the local community who contributed to its creation who are often underrepresented at COP26 negotiations.
The project will be created using waste cotton dyed with waste food and plants, and aims to open up a conversation about food waste, connection with the land and the resources we extract from it. The careful hand-making of cloth banners and textiles with demonstrations of protest and campaign messages is a practice with historical resonance, and both the collective process of creating these banners and the final exhibition of them at the COP26 Fringe will act as way of elevating often marginalised voices in the conversations around climate change.
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