Are you interested in digital embroidery and feminism? Then participate in the Feminist Digital Embroidery Workshop and make your own customized digital embroidery art work with director of ‘One-bite Feminism’ Aya Bergkamp.
No prior knowledge or experience with (digital) embroidery is needed.
Sat, January 21, 2023 UTC+09:00
16:00 – 18:30 (Open at 15:45)
Are you interested in digital embroidery and do you want to express your thoughts on women empowerment through fabrication?
Then participate in the Feminist Digital Embroidery Workshop and make your own customized digital embroidery art work with director of ‘One-bite Feminism’ Aya Bergkamp.
No prior knowledge or experience with (digital) embroidery is needed. Spaces are limited, so please be sure to book your seat beforehand through this link.
The One-bite Feminism event series at FabCafe Tokyo revolves around reflection on gender inequality in Japan and is organized by the Dutch/Japanese designer and filmmaker Aya Bergkamp. Aya interviewed women in Japan with different backgrounds on their experiences and perspectives on gender inequality in Japan and how they envision the future. The key question is: How do women in Japan of different generations navigate how to tackle gender inequality? And how do they navigate the challenge of creating the future they want?
These are complex challenges that can become demotivating when realizing all the different facets and efforts that are needed for systemic change in a society. Therefore, it’s important to keep a positive mindset and realize that if everyone does a small thing every day, together you can make a large impact. This is the metaphor of ‘taking one-bite at a time’ that is used in One-bite Feminism. With one-bite of feminism, you can become part of social change towards more gender equality.
About digital embroidery in “One-bite Feminism”
The “One-bite Feminism” short film connects current technology of digital embroidery to the history of handmade embroidery, which has been a channel for women to express their opinions for more than 300 years. Aya uses digital embroidery as a tool for expressing her reflections on the interviews she conducted with diverse women in Japan.
Embroidery has been the means of educating women into the feminine … but it has also provided a weapon of resistance to the constraints of femininity.
From: Rozsika Parker, “The Subversive Stitch: Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine” (2010).
- about the history of feminist embroidery
- the basic workings of digital embroidery machine Tajima Sai
- to make a design that can be digitally embroidered
At the end of the session, you will have fabricated your very own digital embroidery to take home with you!
Date & Time
Sat, January 21, 2023 16:00 – 18:30 (Open at 15:45) UTC+09:00
3000 yen (includes all materials & a light refreshment. Participants will take home their own digital embroidery.)