Lunchtime Seminar: 'The role of textile language in global and regional human rights protection'

Nov 06 2022 Posted: 06:16 GMT

The Irish Centre for Human Rights is pleased to invite you to the following lunchtime seminar, ‘The role of textile language in global and regional human rights protection’, with  Roberta Bacic at 1pm, Wednesday, Thursday 10th November 2022, on Zoom.

Roberta Bacic is a Chilean researcher in human rights and curator of Arpilleras and Quilts exhibitions, currently living in Northern Ireland. Arpilleras are three-dimensional Latin American appliqué tapestries originated in Chile. These textiles reflect the stories of women, who worked together to denounce the human rights abuses and repression of the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile, 1973-1990.

Roberta has made of the art of making arpilleras, a way of inspiration for women with similar stories of political conflict, anti-war protests, repression, resistance, survival, denial, death, disappearances, displacement, national histories, environmental concerns, indigenous land struggles and transition to democracy. Her work has reached womens’ groups in Peru and more recently to Spain, Brazil, Argentina, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Zimbabwe, Colombia, Canada, New Zealand and Ecuador.
Her arpilleras, quilts and wall hangings, have been featured in important exhibitions hosted in museums, universities, art galleries, embassies and community spaces worldwide.