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Eric Mindling explores Mexican textile traditions in this latest talk at Slow Fiber Studios. Discussing textiles, field work and photography, Eric will take us on a visual journey showcasing ancient, living civilizations and cultures in Mexico.
Where: 696 Hilldale Ave, Berkeley, California
When: 7 May 2016
Timing: 11:00a – 12:00
Registration for the Talk: 10 USD – WSN members | 15 USD – Non members
At the event, Eric will share his experiences of the The Living Threads Project that focuses on the state of Oaxaca (known for its astounding cultural diversity). Over the last two years, Eric has captured hundreds of portraits of the local community’s unique fashion through the lens of the people who wear it! His work will be published in a book called Oaxaca Stories in Cloth this October. After his talk, WSN President Yoshiko Wada will share the updates about the 10iss program schedule.
Visit Slow Fiber Studios for information and registration details.
About Eric Mindling–
Since 1992, Eric has lived in Oaxaca, Mexico working with traditional artisans, researching and creating markets for indigenous pottery, writing articles and books about pottery and textiles, forming an exhibit highlighting indigenous pottery and knowledge, running a cultural tour company and doing photography that shares the strength of these people and their ways. His work has always been driven by a respect and admiration of traditional people and the quiet wisdom of their ways.