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Oil Futures/Petrotextiles at Manifold

In May, 2016, I presented my ongoing research on petrotextiles at the Manifold Speaker Series, part of the Subtle Technologies series of events, talks, and interventions. See more of this research here. See the list of speakers here.

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Oil Futures/Petrotextiles at Manifold

In May, 2016, I presented my ongoing research on petrotextiles at the Manifold Speaker Series, part of the Subtle Technologies series of events, talks, and interventions. See more of this research here. See the list of speakers here.

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Radical Museum

In 2016 I taught a graduate class titled Radical Museum. The full syllabus, including student contributions, can be accessed here. Since the first days of the institutionalization of collections, museums have been targets for radical thought and action from all

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Radical Museum

In 2016 I taught a graduate class titled Radical Museum. The full syllabus, including student contributions, can be accessed here. Since the first days of the institutionalization of collections, museums have been targets for radical thought and action from all

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Cabinet of Shadows: The Reliquary for Lost Animals

Cabinet of Shadows was an exhibition curated by students in my VAS/VAH Museum and Curatorial Practicum class in 2015-16. A catalogue is available here. The website can be accessed here. More images of the exhibition can be seen here. Cabinet

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Cabinet of Shadows: The Reliquary for Lost Animals

Cabinet of Shadows was an exhibition curated by students in my VAS/VAH Museum and Curatorial Practicum class in 2015-16. A catalogue is available here. The website can be accessed here. More images of the exhibition can be seen here. Cabinet

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Secret Stash: Textiles, Hoarding, Collecting, Accumulation and Craft

In this essay, I look first at the history of hoarding and bring this discourse up to date to examine the recent pathologization of hoarding as a mental disease through its 2013 acceptance into the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of

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Secret Stash: Textiles, Hoarding, Collecting, Accumulation and Craft

In this essay, I look first at the history of hoarding and bring this discourse up to date to examine the recent pathologization of hoarding as a mental disease through its 2013 acceptance into the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of

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Shopping Cartographies

“Shopping Cartographies.” In The Vancouver Carts: Photographs by Kelly Wood. James Patten, ed. London: Black Dog Publishers, 2016. A catalogue essay to accompany the exhibition and publication of The Vancouver Carts by photographer Kelly Wood. Excerpt: “Kelly Wood’s photographs record

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Shopping Cartographies

“Shopping Cartographies.” In The Vancouver Carts: Photographs by Kelly Wood. James Patten, ed. London: Black Dog Publishers, 2016. A catalogue essay to accompany the exhibition and publication of The Vancouver Carts by photographer Kelly Wood. Excerpt: “Kelly Wood’s photographs record

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Four Houses, Never at Home: Tents, Capitalism and the Fabric of Living

It seems, these days, that tents are everywhere. In the wake of natural disasters, in the face of manufactured crises, after conflict, and on the edge of borders, can be found fragile, ephemeral fabric dwellings. This paper tells the stories

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Four Houses, Never at Home: Tents, Capitalism and the Fabric of Living

It seems, these days, that tents are everywhere. In the wake of natural disasters, in the face of manufactured crises, after conflict, and on the edge of borders, can be found fragile, ephemeral fabric dwellings. This paper tells the stories

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Quilts for the 21st Century: Activism in the Expanded Field of Quilting

“Quilts for the Twenty-First Century: Activism in the Expanded Field of Quilting” In Handbook of Textiles, eds. Janis Jefferies, Hazel Clark and Diana Wood Conroy. London: Bloomsbury Press, 2014, pp. 197-210. In this chapter, I begin by exploring the rich

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Quilts for the 21st Century: Activism in the Expanded Field of Quilting

“Quilts for the Twenty-First Century: Activism in the Expanded Field of Quilting” In Handbook of Textiles, eds. Janis Jefferies, Hazel Clark and Diana Wood Conroy. London: Bloomsbury Press, 2014, pp. 197-210. In this chapter, I begin by exploring the rich