5th Sep 2013 9:35am - 9th Sep 2013 9:35am
Art, Activism and Academic papers
The Design History and Material Culture Research Group in India
Members of the Design History and Material Culture Research Group (DGMCRG) are convening a panel of papers at Design History Society annual conference in National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, Gujurat, India and exhibiting current activist art project, Re-making Picasso’s Guernica.
Ahmedabad is the home of Khadi, a hand-woven and hand-spun fabric promoted by Ghandi and one of the materials used in the Re-Making Picasso’s Guernica project, a collective textile work involving DHMCRG members Nicola Ashmore, Megha Rajguru, Louise Purbrick as well as Lou Taylor with representatives of organisations such as Amnesty International and Gatwick Detainee Visitors group in public sewing events.
The 2013 Design History Society’s conference, running from 5th to 9th September, is themed Towards Global Histories of Design: Postcolonial Perspectives. The panel convened by Nicola Ashmore and Megha Rajguru is entitled Exhibiting South Asia 1901-2012 and includes papers from doctoral student Denise Gonyo and Claire Wintle, who will speak about ‘Decolonising the Museum: India at the Smithsonian, 1958-1970.’
Yunah Lee, also of DHMCRG, will be presenting research ‘Re-telling history in post-colonial Korean fashion and popular culture’ and Annebella Pollen is chairing sessions on Cultural Colonialism and Postcolonial Textiles
For more information on Re-Making of Picasso’s Guernica
For more information on Design History Society’s at Ahmedabad