Date(s) - 30/03/2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Regionalizing our Fiber & Natural Dye Systems
An invitation to join us for this inspiring and informative talk by artist, writer and activist Rebecca Burgess!
Rebecca will discuss coming into a relationship with material culture that expands our ecological sensibilities, and provides us a grounding force to understand our impacts and potential for creating systems that divest from that which causes harm and into systems that can support our regional economies and ecosystems.
Rebecca Burgess is the Executive Director of Fibershed, and Chair of the Board for Carbon Cycle Institute. She has over a decade of experience writing and implementing a hands-on curriculum that focuses on the intersection of restoration ecology and fiber systems. She has taught at Westminster College, Harvard University, and has created workshops for a range of NGOs and corporations. She is the author of the best-selling book Harvesting Color, a bioregional look into the natural dye traditions of North America, and Fibershed: Growing a Movement of Farmers, Fashion Activists, and Makers for a New Textile Economy released in 2019. She has facilitated an extensive network of farmers and artisans within our region’s Northern California Fibershed to pilot the regenerative fiber systems model at the community scale.
This free talk is a part of EartHand’s Weaving our Community SkillShed: Tending our Community FibreShed program, and is made possible by the support of Vancouver Park Board Neighbourhood Matching Fund.
A follow up virtual reading group for FibreShed will follow in late spring. We will have some books available for loan thanks to support from the Shumka Centre.
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