From November 20 to December 11, 2020, on Fridays at 18.00 (EET /GMT+2), a series of online conversations organised by The Hellenic Costume Society will take place.
At the In Conversation: Encounters with Curators, Researchers and Artists on Dress as an Object of Study and Display series Members of the Board of the Hellenic Costume Society converse with fashion/dress and costume researchers, curators, fashion designers and artists who have participated in projects related to exhibitions of dress. The HCS guests, from Greece and abroad, will talk about the concept and preparation of such exhibitions and/or of projects that they curated during the current times of pandemic and will share with us their experience.
In Conversation 1
Fabric research in the time of Corona: challenges and ideas
with Dr. Stella Spantidaki, Archaeologist – Specialist in ancient textiles,
Director of ARTEX, Athens
Moderated by Elia Petridou
The Fabric of My Life is a collaborative artistic and social project between cultural institutions in Denmark, Greece and Germany, funded by Creative Europe 2019-2022, with the aim to innovate and test new methods in the cultural sectors concerning migration history, to train cultural workers and design students and to empower refugee women and bring them closer to western societies. In this project, using the fabric as a carrier of identity, emotion and memory, we aim to record and save textile memories of women refugees both of the early 20th century, as well as recent ones. Refugees are invited to participate in interactive weaving workshops and co-create textile products intended to
be exhibited in digital and conventional shows. The project also trains cultural workers to widen their scope, reach out to new audiences and speak directly to refugee/immigrant populations.
The In Conversation series will be held online via Zoom in English.Participation fee for each In Conversation: 5€.
Please pay the participation fee to the following account, at the latest one day before each In Conversation:
NATIONAL BANK of Greece: IBAN GR9301104270000042748015718
and send the receipt to Mrs. Roza Patsea at: [email protected].
The Zoom link will be sent to all participants with a confirmed fee payment.