After decades of armed conflict and the peace agreement of 2016, how can Colombians (re-) author their lives in order to live on? How can former guerrillas of the FARC, their families, their victims, their new rural neighbours, and society at large live together again?
In the project we used sewing, embroidery and narrative interviews to explore everyday micro-processes of reconciliation. We worked in two rural communities that now host peace signatories: Llano Grande (Dabeiba) and San José de León (Mutatá).
Here you will find the complete list of textile books, as well as the audiovisual and photographic memory of the process:
These videos retrace the path of the research project “(Un-) Stitching Gazes”. They narrate the memories in the different field sites and share exhibition experiences. The intention was to record the community’s most important moments when they saw their embroideries and their concluding perceptions, as well as the resonances that these narratives generated among those who engaged with them.