Launch of CSC MATERIALS research stream with guests:
Sheri Osden Nault. In their short talk Hide Tanning Intimacies and Care, Nault will discuss the acts of close care and tending that take place when transmuting a raw, unprocessed hide into the textile material of buckskin.
Clara Polanco Talavera and Javier Garcia Jurado Cors join us from Mexico City. In their short talk Weaving the Fabric of Tradition: Celebrating Native Cotton Varieties and Community Guardianship they will explore the rich diversity of cotton varieties and the vital role communities play in preserving them. Delving into the cultural, ecological, and sustainability aspects, their talk emphasizes the need for collective care and stewardship in safeguarding these invaluable seeds for generations to come.