Kilim as a visual medium for contemporary social-cultural concerns. An artistic participatory project with women artisans in Iran

Start - End 
2019 - 2022 (ongoing)
Type 

Tabgroup

Abstract

The research explores the relationship between gender, tradition, and modernity through collaborative hand-made rug production with local rug weavers, in northern Iran. The collaborative practice of rug making is beyond a design project for a utilitarian object with cultural or emotional underlining. It investigates how the local women artisans imagine and represent their womanhood through their hand-made rug production. The practice-research stresses on the ethics of representation and reception of the weavers and the material culture in the modernized region and global world. 

 

People

Supervisor(s)

Phd Student(s)

External(s)

Vincent Meessen

Catherine Willems

KASK