Pandemic patchwork

In Pinochet’s Chile, a group of women known as the Arpilleristas produced patchwork photos out of scraps to protest the dictator’s brutal regime.

All in the Same Storm: Pandemic Patchwork Stories ( 19 May-30 August), a partnership between the De La Warr Pavilion in East Sussex and the local Refugee Buddy Project, created by Rossana Leal, is based on this movement.

Rossana claims the patches reflect how people felt during the lockdown: “fear, isolation, and gratitude to the NHS.” The squares were sewn together to form four large quilts by refugees, volunteers, and students. “The way these quilts depict, by hand, the memories of people we don’t know is profoundly human,” says Rosie Cooper of De La Warr. “It’s personal storytelling at its finest.”

Source: The Guardian

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