Workshop 11: Cloth Knowledge: Sculpting with a Missing CornerIce Forgets

With Debe Sham (PhD researcher, HKBU) and Georgia Kennedy


Sunday, 27 June 2021


1:00 – 4:00pm CEST / 7:00 – 10:00pm HKT


Tai Kwun + Zoom

Maximum number of Participants



Please register until 24th June 2021 with your university’s account HERE


Situated knowledges teaches us the importance of becoming aware of contextual knowledge, and of thinking about how varied experiences and viewpoints can provide a broader picture for decision-making. Water and fabric are potent metaphors for people in this line of thinking. Water takes the shape of its container, and wetting a material makes it flexible where it was otherwise rigid. Dyeing leaves a mark on the fabric, an imprint of experience. Like people growing and gaining knowledge, fabric shows its marks and is able to be worked and re-worked into new designs and purposes.

In the workshop, using sewing, bleaching and ironing methods—domestic laundering methods, as well as tools of fiber arts—we will mark and imprint our discarded clothes, and we will form them together into new, post-consumer meanings. We will listen to each other, and learn from each other to expand upon our viewpoints. Individuality, chance, choice, and collaboration will determine our final creation, but participants will learn skills of working with fabric to carry with them that may open a new direction in their thoughts and actions.

About the Speaker

Debe Sham