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Center for Design and Material Culture


November 2021

Weaving Connections: New Interpretations of Historical American Textile Design

November 2 @ 12:00 pm
Virtual Event United States
image of a wooden loom with white and blue thread being woven, creating white eagles

This online program will feature a brief virtual view of historical woven coverlets from the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection and a conversation with Marianne Fairbanks, Assoc. Professor of Design Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Justin Squizzero, founder of The Burroughs Garret, whose own practices today respond in varied ways, with varied tools, to the artifacts and print sources of historical American weaving. 

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Visible/Invisible: Designing Afro-Futures

November 4 @ 5:00 pm
Center for Design & Material Culture, 1300 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706 United States
image of a woman wearing a camo coat and camo wrap and standing outside with the Chicago skyline behind her

Denenge Duyst-Akpem presents on her multi-hyphenate practice as an award-winning, self-described “space sculptor”, designer, writer, performance artist, and educator whose practice and scholarship bridge disciplines of design, ritual and ecology.

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Textiles at Home: Block Printed Handkerchiefs

November 5 @ 4:00 pm
Nancy Nicholas Hall, 1300 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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red, square handkerchief with an image of Theodore Roosevelt in the center

American politics depend on participation. Now you can engage with our exhibition, Politics at Home: Textiles as American History, directly through this hands-on block printing workshop!

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December 2021

Unsettling: Learning of Equity in Creative Expression and Teaching

December 1 @ 5:30 pm
Virtual Event United States
image of balled plastic on wood floor in front of a white wall with a red image of a woman with a bag over her heard behind.

Xia Gao presents her work and her exploration of "equity" through her practice.

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