Border Threads

final workshop and finissage

Vippa Oslo 16-17 Aug

Border Threads at Vippa
All photos by Camilla Dahl

16. -17. august / final workshops

five months after the first border thread was produced by Syrian women in Mersin Turkey we were ready for the final workshops in Oslo where we sew everything together and covered up the mc. Friday and Saturday mid august we sat down inside the big warehouse (now a foodhall) by the harbour and mounted together the “threads”. Many of the people that work at Vippa have middle eastern origins, some of them refugees. We had good conversations about the content, about the border stories and several people joined the workshop. Many of the pieces are in Arabic and got translated during our conversations,. The pieces in themselves became a reason to talk together and to exchange reflections across cultures. In the end we covered up the mc before the finnisage event.

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