World Wide Weaving - Atlas. Weaving Globally, Metaphorically and Locally
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Weaving is one of the oldest crafts in human culture, along with knitting and pottery. Ancient textile remains have been found in all parts of the world. But textiles are more than merely intervowen materials. As means of exchange and trade, and with their potential to communicate complex layers of social meaning, textiles are directly related to the fabric of social life. World Wide Weaving is an ongoing, artistic project conceived and curated by Hans Hamid Rasmussen and Dorothee Albrecht. Since it started in February 2010, it has been hosted by the textile department of Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO). So far it took place at Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo, the Nordic Artists' Centre Dale and at Blaker-Skanse (all in Norway). World Wide Weaving took place for the sixth time as part of the 2nd Hangzhou Triennal of Fiber Art 2016 launched by China Academy of Art Hangzhou and KHiO - Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
With contributions by Serat Maharaj, Julia Gwendolyne Schneider, Dorothee Albrecht, Rika Frank, Verina Gfader, Archana Hande, Hans Hamid Rasmussen, Åsa Sonjasdotter, Zille Homma Hamid and Kirsti Willemse.