Refrangible Episode Two: A Maypole to Mark the Next Stage of Our Pandemic Realities

As the U.S. slowly reopens thanks to rising vaccination rates and declining COVID-19 infections, the traditional maypole celebration of springtime seems to be an especially apt way to transition out of a pandemic winter. The second episode of the CDMC’s new podcast, Refrangible, contemplates what this ritual may mean today.

CDMC Conversation Series: Amanda Thatch and Zoe Cohen

Conversation between MFA candidate in Textiles/Design Studies Amanda Thatch and Zoe Cohen, PhD candidate in Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies. Cohen will also read “Thrum,” the lyric essay she composed in response to Thatch’s work.

Sofia Hagström Møller: Weaving Threads Through Time and Space, One Wild Year Later

At the 1-year anniversary of Sofia Hagström Møller’s weaving residency at UW, Nora Renick Rinehart sits down with Hagström Møller in her home studio in Copenhagen, and Marianne Fairbanks (in Madison), to reflect. They share how their plans evolved to suit pandemic limitations.

Feeling Fragmentary: Call for Proposals

The UW–Madison Material Culture Focus Group invites graduate students to apply for a symposium taking place on May 14th, 2021. This is an event by and for graduate students with the goal of connecting individuals with mutual interest(s) in Material Culture.