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From Cultural Appropriation to Cultural Appreciation: A Workshop

October 5, 2022 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection • Nancy Nicholas Hall, UW-Madison • Madison
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location

Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection
1300 Linden Dr Nancy Nicholas Hall, UW-Madison
53706 Madison , WI

Appreciation is seeking to understand and learn about another culture in an effort to broaden one's perspective and connect with others. Appropriation, however, is taking an aspect of a culture that is not your own and using it for your own personal interest. How can we work to stop accepting cultural appropriation and encourage cultural appreciation instead? How can artists, designers, collectors, and art lovers learn with and through Indigenous objects while honoring the peoples, histories, and knowledge systems that created those things and continue to give them meaning?

The Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection includes 13,000+ objects from around the world, and their staff are actively engaged with the question of cultural appropriation. Facilitated by Dakota Mace, nibiiwakamigkwe, Carolyn Jenkinson, and Sarah Anne Carter, this workshop will help participants understand and explain the stakes of cultural appropriation for Indigenous communities, and develop a toolkit of questions and approaches that support engaging with a wide range of cultural objects in an ethical and respectful manner. 

This free special event is presented in partnership with UW-Madison's Center for Design and Material Culture and Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection. It will be limited to 15 participants, so early registration is suggested. Workshop participants will receive a confirmation email with directions and guidelines for visitors to the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection.

 

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Contributors

nibiiwakamigkwe is a community leader in residence at UW-Madison's Center for Design and Material Culture.

Sarah Anne Carter is the Executive Director for UW-Madison's Center for Design & Material Culture.

Carolyn is the Collections Manager for the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, and for the Center for Design and Material Culture at UW-Mad

Dakota Mace (Diné) is an interdisciplinary artist whose work focuses on translating the language of Diné history and beliefs. Mace received her MA and MFA degrees in photography and textile design at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her BFA in photography from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe.

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