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Threads of Identity

My new article connected to this project will be published in early 2021 the Journal of Arts and Community as part of the second Stitching Together special edition.

This project challenges stereo types surrounding embroidery practice, working with a group of 15 boys at Burnage Academy in Manchester. It is one in a series of initiatives to acknowledge the thirtieth anniversary of the death of Ahmed Iqbal Ullah, pupil at Burnage in the 1980’s, who was killed in a racially motivated crime.

The finished cloth is on display in the school and the short accompanying film by Mary Stark enables the work to be shared with a wide audience. The project was funded by the HEFCE National Networks for Collaborative Outreach (NNCO) and was supported by the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Educational Trust based in Manchester Central Library.

The film featured at the Textiles and Place conference at Manchester School of Art in April 2018 and also in the Making Suburban Faith conference at UCL in September 2017.

 


 

Published: 28th January 2021
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