Women in Adversity: Contemporary and Traditional Crafts as a Source of Hope and Income

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Women in Adversity

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


The Glass Tank, Abercrombie Building, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site


Presented by postgraduate students on the MA course in Development and Emergency Practice in the School of Architecture, for the 2016 Oxford Human Rights Festival.


The centrepiece of the Festival this year will be Women in Adversity, an exhibition of crafts made by women facing daily situations of conflict, poverty and disease. This will include embroidered panels from the Palestinian History Tapestry, a project which tells the story of the life and heritage of the indigenous people of Palestine and supports the traditional craft of Palestinian needlewomen, a display from the Keiskamma History Tapestry, which illustrates the life of the people of the Eastern Cape of South Africa and other examples of craft work from around the world, sourced and curated by the students.


Founded in 2003, the Oxford Human Rights Festival is an initiative of postgraduate students on the MA course in Development and Emergency Practice, with the aim of raising awareness of human rights issues in Oxford Brookes students and the wider Oxford community through the arts.