Stitching together: ethical dimensions and innovative approaches to participatory textile making

Shercliff, E. and Twigger Holroyd, A. ORCID: 0000-0003-3403-3516, 2020. Stitching together: ethical dimensions and innovative approaches to participatory textile making. Journal of Arts & Communities, 11 (1-2), pp. 3-11. ISSN 1757-1936

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This article, written by the coordinators of the Stitching Together network, introduces a diverse range of case studies that critically discuss participatory textile making activities, complementing a first collection of case studies that was provided in the previous volume of this journal. Drawing on a recent network event and the case studies included in this issue, the article outlines a number of ethical dimensions that arise in participatory textile making activities: first, the challenge of inclusivity; second, the vulnerabilities that arise when space is made for shared learning; third, the issue of communication between facilitators, participants and partners in collaborative projects; and fourth, the ways in which projects and participants are (re)presented in research findings. The theme of innovation is also discussed, with a focus on the participant experience. Looking to the future, the need for further collaborative interrogation of the complex questions raised through participatory textile work is highlighted. A good practice document, created with the input of network members, is highlighted as a potentially useful foundation for continued critical discussion.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Arts & Communities
Creators: Shercliff, E. and Twigger Holroyd, A.
Publisher: Intellect
Date: 1 December 2020
Volume: 11
Number: 1-2
ISSN: 1757-1936
Divisions: Schools > School of Art and Design
Record created by: Lee Houghton
Date Added: 08 Mar 2021 16:42
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2021 03:00

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