How the travelling sewing box is changing lives

When I first came up with this project, my intention was simple: To provide a safe and warm space for Latin American immigrant women in NZ to tell their stories, to share their journeys of migration and to sustain their language while stitching their  memories into a piece of cloth that keeps growing and extending. What I didn’t expect was […]

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The Travelling Sewing Box Project ©

Cloth with Memory A project created by Victoria Martinez Azaro As an immigrant myself, this project is very close to my heart and its main objective is to give immigrant women a voice and a sense of participation within society by giving them a space to slowly stitch their thoughts and feelings on a  piece of cloth while talking and […]

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Can we thread identities through colour?

As an immigrant myself I am well aware of the shifts and turns of an ongoing identity that finds its way through language structures, social behavior and a constructed understanding of what surrounds us.   A dislocation of the self, as painful as it may be, can also lead to a break through of the system opening up new possibilities […]

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