The Weaving Cultural Identities is a multipart project by the Vancouver Biennale that brings together Indigenous and Islamic communities in a collaborative exploration of weaving traditions and histories, thereby unpacking uneasy issues of belonging, displacement, diaspora, the land and identity. Through collective ‘making’ and dialogue, Weaving Cultural Identities has lent a platform and safe space for these uneasy conversations, whilst also providing an opportunity for learning about the ‘other’.
The project is a visual manifest of prominent, national dialogues surrounding the reconciliation of heritage, and the sharing and celebration of cultural knowledge, symbolism, and self-identification through textile traditions.
Funded by Canada Council for the Arts, Heritage BC, Government of Canada, Celebrate Canada, Buschlen Mowatt Nichols Foundation, Gearbase Vancouver
Partners: Museum of Vancouver, Canadian Sweater Co.
Stitching Ceremony at Museum of Vancouver, Gallery 11
June 24th to June 27th, 2019 from 10 am till 5 pm daily
Unveiling at ‘Paradise Has Many Gates’, Vanier Park
June 27th, 2019 at 6 pm