Announcing the 2024 Textile Society of America Symposium!
Title: Shifts and Strands: Rethinking the Possibilities and Potentials of Textiles
Date: mid-November 2024
Modality: Virtual on Zoom
The theme “Shifts and Strands: Rethinking the Possibilities and Potentials of Textiles” invites us to reflect on the many exciting shifts in textiles as historical and contemporary, cultural, creative, scholarly, political, discursive, and scientific practices. “Shifts” suggest transition, movement, evolution, mutability, instability, uncertainty, experimentation, and being in-progress or in-process. “Shifts” also reaffirm an ongoing process of transformation and change within the Textile Society of America. “Strands” is a textile metaphor that implies intertwining, connectedness, plurality, or multiple parts coming together to form a larger whole. Strands are a metaphor for collaboration, coming together, joining, and community. The Symposium will respond and contribute to developments in the field of textiles, while also reflecting TSA’s internal work. Our work on the Symposium is guided by TSA’s ongoing anti-racism, equity, and accessibility work as its highest organizational priority, together with creating opportunities for members to connect with each other and share their research, art, scholarship, projects, and ideas.
More details can be found on the Symposium webpage.
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