Together with over forty artists spanning across seven venues, EcoFutures festival forms “a platform for discussion and experimentation around urgent environmental and ecological issues such as climate change, extinction, pollution, health and sustainability through an intersectional, feminist and queer lens.”
Weaving Local Voices: Sustainability, Survival and Economies of Labour is one of the hybrid workshop-performances organised. Four weaving workshops using recycled materials, led by artist Raisa Kabir in collaboration with Stitches in Time, as well as their Bangladeshi and Muslim women’s group, take up space to stand up to stereotypes of this ‘gendered’ space. Raisa Kabir treats the politics of cloth, labour and embodied geographies. Often, ‘women’s work’ is perceived as invisible. Perhaps through these open workshops, Cuntemporary aims to give visibility to the work, voices and experiences behind this process, as well as reminding us of craft’s healing value.