The 2016 International Shibori Symposium will be held in Oaxaca, Mexico, co-chaired by Alejandro de Avila Blomberg – Director, Jardín Etnobotánico de Oaxaca and President of World Shibori Network (WSN), Yoshiko I. Wada.
The theme of the symposium is Shibori, Ikat, and Sustainability: Land, Culture, and People / Jaspe, shibori y sostenibilidad: un acercamiento a la tierra, la cultura y la gente a partir de los teñidos de reserva.”
The 10ISS is a collaborative effort between the World Shibori Network and the directors and architects of the Fundación Alfredo Harp Helú (FAHH), Jardín Etnobotánico de Oaxaca (JEOax), Museo de Textil Oaxaca (MTO), Centro de las Artes de San Agustín (CASA) and Centro Cultural San Pablo in Mexico.
The main symposium is a six-day program between Nov 15 – 20, 2016 in Oaxaca that includes a plenary session with keynote performances; presentation of scholarly papers; international exhibitions; short seminars; discussion forums; intensive workshops; artisan demonstrations and a Mexican Artisan craft fair.
The 10ISS will focus on the proposed topics:
● Compression Resist – Ikat / Jaspe y rebozo & Shibori / Amaras
● Cotton, Silk & Wool
● Natural Dye and Plants
● Indigenous Textile Traditions
● Contemporary Art, Design and Fashion
● Technology and Industry
The 10ISS also offers several exciting travel programs before and after the Main Symposium.
About International Shibori Symposium (ISS)
The mission of the International Shibori Symposium (ISS) is to bring together a diverse crowd of scholars, artists, artisans, designers, entrepreneurs and textile enthusiasts for a meaningful exchange of knowledge, practice and tradition. The ISS has been hosted nine times in eight countries across the world, thanks to the generous support of major cultural institutions and volunteers. The symposia are comprised of plenary sessions, workshops, and travel programs in order to engage not only an international audience, but the local community.
About World Shibori Network
The World Shibori Network (WSN) was founded in 1992 in Nagoya, Japan, as a grassroots organization dedicated to the preservation of shibori and similar traditional techniques across the globe. Our main objective is to unite practitioners, scholars and entrepreneurs, not only from the textile field but from broader communities for a productive exchange of information and inspiration. The WSN welcomes dialogues on sustaining culture and environmental heritage. WSN strives to preserve traditional practices while promoting creative and contemporary developments working with local communities.