Co-creation through quilting: Connected entanglements and disruptions with care
Vishnu Vardhani Rajan, Shyam Gadhavi and Marjaana Jauhola
Abstract: Dear potential reader, welcome to taking part in a series of conversations that give a glimpse into our stories, conversations, affects and connectedness to quilts. This is not a text, rather, it is a conversation with audio visual links to be explored, allowing you to get to know us and what our experience and collaboration with quilts and quilting have been. In this unfolding collaboration, we suggest that quilts are a living matter, and they form anarchiving practice and materiality in which we invite all readers to participate.
A note for the reader: Our priority with this text is to bring to you the stories of three people who came together because of quilting. In some parts of the world where literacy still is a privilege, writing english ‘correctly’ may not be one of our priorities. ‘The whole of language is a continuous process of metaphor, and the history of semantics is an aspect of the history of culture; language is at the same time a living thing and a museum of fossils of life and civilisations.’ – antonio gramsci.