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Digitally Augmenting Traditional Craft Practices for Social Justice

The Partnership Quilt

Authors: Strohmayer, Angelika

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  • Offers an interdisciplinary analysis of the value of digital technologies in charity support service delivery, addressing the ways in which digitally augmented craft practices can support personal well-being, partnership, and collective action to promote the rights of people who are stigmatized and made marginal in society 
  • Provides unique practical insights into ways of creatively advocating for human rights through the use of digitally augmented traditional craft practices 
  • Brings together literatures, theories, and concepts of value to a broad spectrum of researchers spanning disciplines across the social sciences and humanities, as well and those working in (or at intersections of) fields related to technologies
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About this book

This book weaves together disparate worlds of crafting, social justice, and digital technologies around The Partnership Quilt. It crafts a manifesto for meaningful action and design processes in charitable organizations through participatory sewing and its digital augmentation. The book charts a history of how sewing has been used to voice concerns of oppression, and how digital technologies can be embedded into textiles to tell stories more powerfully. It explores the relationship between quilting and research, looking beyond the seams of The Partnership Quilt to shed light on the importance of invisible work behind such participatory, justice-oriented design projects. It concludes with a discussion of the impacts and potential future avenues for research on digitally quilting social justice.

This book is an excellent offering that highlights ways in which visual approaches to research and community work can serve as a canvas for the outpouring of oppression, anger, hope, resilience and reimagining of a socially just future. It is a great gift and valuable resource for academics, activists and students interested in social justice, participatory action research, and digital technologies.”

Puleng Segalo, Professor, University of South Africa, SA 

“This expansive undertaking exhibits Strohmayer’s force as a thinker, author, and partner in design. From the soldering of electrodes through the review on craft-based activism, Strohmayer generously takes us through a design process from start to finish to examines the relationships that shift along the way. She shows us how worlds of textiles partake in the making of collective futures—nurturing forms of connection as a means of creative expression, self-determination, and remembrance.” 

Daniela Rosner, Associate Professor, Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington, USA 

“This book is a highlight for the courageous minds to break the circle and re-think artistic practices as a more justice-oriented, connected and collaborative mechanisms for our futures. You will have a journey to face who and what forms of designs were privileged or silenced in the global history of quilting. You will be inspired and provoked by the making of the Partnership Quilt. The quilt piece is the materialized example that embodies the many ways of touchy-feely conversations and the possibilities to weave, stitch -or this time to quilt new worlds together. This book is about the making of artistic hope. It is about what is possible, once we see the beauty of equity instead of privileges in design.”

Özge Subaşı, Futurewell, Assistant Professor, Department of Media and Visual Arts, Koç University, Turkey

 "The Partnership Quilt is a powerful example of the transformative power of craftivism. In this book Dr Angelika Strohmayer pragmatically illustrates how carefully considered participatory craft based projects empower those involved, value-add to the important work being done by NGO’s and provide researchers with a methodology that supports and promotes social justice outcomes."

Dr Tal Fitzpatrick, Artist, Craftivist and Disability Support Worker, Naarm (Melbourne), Australia

 ‘’The Partnership Quilt, as a model of participatory textile making, draws together relational expertise from the distinct worlds of communication technologies, crafting and ecologies of care. With a focus on collaboration, Strohmayer experiments with the quilt as a metaphor for a layered, interdisciplinary research process as well as a material expression of carefully crafted relationships between makers, researchers, charitable organisations and a marginalised group of sex workers. This richly detailed and insightful book is a timely addition to a growing literature around participatory textile making advocating for interdisciplinary practices that address the care and maintenance of people’s lived experiences.’’

Dr Emma Shercliff, Arts University Bournemouth, UK


About the authors

Dr Angelika Strohmayer is an interdisciplinary technology researcher and lecturer at Northumbria University’s School of Design and founding member of the fempower.tech collective. Inspired by Feminist Participatory Action research and Research through Design, she works collaboratively on in-the-world projects, engaging people at all stages of the research process to craft more just worlds.

Reviews

This book is an excellent offering that highlights ways in which visual approaches to research and community work can serve as a canvas for the outpouring of oppression, anger, hope, resilience and reimagining of a socially just future. It is a great gift and valuable resource for academics, activists and students interested in social justice, participatory action research, and digital technologies.”

Puleng Segalo, Professor, University of South Africa, SA 

“This expansive undertaking exhibits Strohmayer’s force as a thinker, author, and partner in design. From the soldering of electrodes through the review on craft-based activism, Strohmayer generously takes us through a design process from start to finish to examines the relationships that shift along the way. She shows us how worlds of textiles partake in the making of collective futures—nurturing forms of connection as a means of creative expression, self-determination, and remembrance.” 

Daniela Rosner, Associate Professor, Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington, USA 

“This book is a highlight for the courageous minds to break the circle and re-think artistic practices as a more justice-oriented, connected and collaborative mechanisms for our futures. You will have a journey to face who and what forms of designs were privileged or silenced in the global history of quilting. You will be inspired and provoked by the making of the Partnership Quilt. The quilt piece is the materialized example that embodies the many ways of touchy-feely conversations and the possibilities to weave, stitch -or this time to quilt new worlds together. This book is about the making of artistic hope. It is about what is possible, once we see the beauty of equity instead of privileges in design.”

Özge Subaşı, Futurewell, Assistant Professor, Department of Media and Visual Arts, Koç University, Turkey 

"The Partnership Quilt is a powerful example of the transformative power of craftivism. In this book Dr Angelika Strohmayer pragmatically illustrates how carefully considered participatory craft based projects empower those involved, value-add to the important work being done by NGO’s and provide researchers with a methodology that supports and promotes social justice outcomes."

Dr Tal Fitzpatrick, Artist, Craftivist and Disability Support Worker, Naarm (Melbourne), Australia 

‘’The Partnership Quilt, as a model of participatory textile making, draws together relational expertise from the distinct worlds of communication technologies, crafting and ecologies of care. With a focus on collaboration, Strohmayer experiments with the quilt as a metaphor for a layered, interdisciplinary research process as well as a material expression of carefully crafted relationships between makers, researchers, charitable organisations and a marginalised group of sex workers. This richly detailed and insightful book is a timely addition to a growing literature around participatory textile making advocating for interdisciplinary practices that address the care and maintenance of people’s lived experiences.’’

Dr Emma Shercliff, Arts University Bournemouth, UK

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-336-002-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-336-001-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Digitally Augmenting Traditional Craft Practices for Social Justice
Book Subtitle
The Partnership Quilt
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-336-002-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-33-6002-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-336-001-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 142
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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