Designer, weaver, and feminist from Bogotá. I create spaces of collective creation and material discussion in which textile making is the protagonist. I research-make textiles as particular ways of thinking, as touch technologies that are experienced through the body, transforming who makes them.
I studied Design at the National University of Colombia. I hold a Master of Sciences in Textile Management of The Swedish School of Textiles and studies in Design and Textile Art at Aalto University. Currently, I am pursuing a Ph.D. in Human and Social Sciences at the National University of Colombia. My research project is focused on the exploration of textile performances as encounters of human and more-than-human subjects. Reunions in which is made the common and I, as a weaver, (un)make myself.
I work as an associate professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Design of the Universidad de Los Andes. Since August 2022 I am the Regional Editor - Latin America - for TEXTILE: Cloth & Culture.
CV & Education
2005. Industrial designer. Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
2013. MSc. Textile Management. Swedish School of Textiles
0ngoing. PhD. Social and Human Sciences. Universidad Nacional de Colombia
2012. Exchange student at Textile Art and Design. Aalto University
Associate Professor. Design Department. Universidad de os Andes. Colombia.
Regional Editor- Latinamerica. Journal - Textile: Cloth and Culture. Taylor & Francis. England.
Most recent projects:
Ongoing. Part of the editorial team - Volume 9: Sacred and Ceremonial. Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of World Textiles. Editors: Jannis Jeafries - Vivienne Richmond. England.
Ongoing. Collaboration. Leading Researcher: Andrea Botero. From the lab and the studio to the garden, the forests and back. Academi of Finland.
Ongoing. PhD Thesis. Unweaving/weaving absences: textile and human corporealities in textile ecologies that unweave/weave individual and collective subjectivities.
2018-2020: Mending the New: A Framework for Reconciliation Through Testimonial Digital Textiles in the Transition to Post-Conflict Rural Colombia. The project is funded by a UKRI Newton-Colciencias ODA Award 2018-2020 (£524,733) – Grant Reference AH/R013640/1
2020. Artful Integrators Award. (Mention). Mending the New: A Framework for Reconciliation Through Testimonial Digital Textiles in the Transition to Post-Conflict Rural Colombia.
2019. ¿Qué son los activismos textiles?: una mirada desde los estudios feministas a catorce casos bogotanos. Athenea Digital: Revista de Pensamiento e Investigación Social. Vol. 19, Núm. 3. ISSN: 15788946
Editorial: Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Servei de Publicacions. https://doi.org/10.5565/rev/athenea.2407
2019. Textile Material Metaphors to Describe Feminist Textile Activisms: From Threading Yarn, to Knitting, to Weaving Politics. Textile-Cloth and Culture . ISSN: 1751-8350. Taylor and Francis Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1080/14759756.2019.1639417
2019. Hacer-se textil: cuestionando la feminización de los oficios textiles. Tabula Rasa. ISSN: 1794-2489. Editorial: Universidad Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca. https://doi.org/10.25058/20112742.n32.11
2019. Testimonial Digital Textiles: Material metaphors to think with care about reconciliation with four memory sewing circles in Colombia. Proceedings - No 8 (2019): NORDES 2019: WHO CARES. ISSN: 1604-9705 p.1 - 7 v.1 https://archive.nordes.org/index.php/n13/article/view/487 . Finland.
2019. Capitulo 77. Textiles testimoniales digitales (Colombia). Una charla con Tania Pérez-Bustos y Eliana Sánchez-Aldana. Podcast. Podcast Spotify de la Serie Diseño y diáspora. https://open.spotify.com/episode/3BfkBFjXdGLLXdEJPlxoPh?si=KX17EL47Sw_Ajq__agomkg
2020. How can digital textiles embody testimonies of reconciliation?. Proceedings of the 16th Participatory Design Conference ISBN: 978-1-4503-7700-3. ed: ACM Digital Library. https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3384772.3385137