Two weeks ago I outlined how I will be continuing to investigate textiles and how they reify colonial capitalist ideologies through economic chains that bring about ecological and social trauma.  Before I begin to write too deeply about the research, I thought I would take the opportunity to outline what Re-Craftivism is and where it originated from within contemporary Western culture. This week I will write abou...

Reflective writing exploring how we are embedded within a global capitalist network of trauma and material excess. This blog looks at why we should recraft how we consume, use and dispose of furniture.

May 7, 2017

Once the political capital and part of the Castilian textile industry, Toledo “liked to think of itself as a second Rome."  Built on seven hills, "the city served as the sea to the court until the decision of Philip II in 1561 to make Madrid his capital.“(1)  Prior to this tumultuous decision to move the royal court, Toledo, the largest city, was located “at the center of the Iberian Peninsula [...], a natural sto...

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