Journal of Arts and Communities Double Special Issue
In Summer 2019 we launched a call for contributions to our special issue of the Journal of Arts and Communities. The call attracted such a strong response from researchers around the world that the project expanded into a double edition, published in March and December 2020.
This collection offers 15 excellent case studies of highly diverse projects using participatory textile making methods, along with two editorial articles.
Stitching Together: Participatory textile making as an emerging methodological approach to research – EMMA SHERCLIFF AND AMY TWIGGER HOLROYD
‘Art is different’: Material practice, learning and co-making at The Social Studio – GRACE MCQUILTEN AND AMY SPIERS
Stitching a sensibility for sustainable clothing: Quiet activism, affect and community agency – FIONA HACKNEY, CLARE SAUNDERS, JOANIE WILLETT, KATIE HILL AND IRENE GRIFFIN
Kōmako Quilters’ informal learning and the collective zone of proximal development: The ‘5×5 quilt’ project – LINDA CLAIRE WARNER, PIRITA SEITAMAA-HAKKARAINEN AND KAI HAKKARAINEN
‘Made with love, filled with hope’. Knitted Knockers and the materiality of care: Their impact on the women who make and receive them – JULIETTE MACDONALD AND ANDREA PEACH
Having visits: Considerations on the researcher- as-host in participatory projects – ROSA TOLNOV CLAUSEN
Stitching together: Ethical dimensions and innovative approaches to participatory textile making – EMMA SHERCLIFF AND AMY TWIGGER HOLROYD
Re-Making fashion experience: A model for ‘participatory research through clothing design – KATHERINE TOWNSEND AND ANIA SADKOWSKA
Making HUGs: Crafting well-being benefits through social manufacturing – AIDAN TAYLOR, CATHY TREADAWAY, JAC FENNELL AND MENAI SIAN DAVIES
Stitching story and life together: Participatory textile making practices at a Harlem gallery – SARAH GERTH VAN DEN BERG AND MARIA LIU WONG