De Naaikrans with the Feminist Needlework Party
De Naaikrans is a panel discussion, a spa experience and a sewing-circle in one. While working by hand, a variety of guests talk to each other about questions such as “what is feminist about needlework?” “Can you break through the deep-rooted separation between body and mind with crafts?”
The Feminist Needlework Party will present their research into the underexposed history of needlework during this evening. During the De Naaikrans they will show how, by practicing needlework, you can speak in an embodied way.
This event is in Dutch, but as non-Dutch speaker you are welcome to attend with (or without) your needlework and ask questions too. Among other things, there will be an English handout of The Feminist Needlework Party Manifesto.
Emmeline de Mooij (artist) creates “speculative scenarios” in which she investigates the possibility of restoring the relationship between people and context, based on a recognition of the inter-relational nature of being human: embodied, embedded and in symbiosis with other lives. www.emmelinedemooij.nl
Margreet Sweerts (director) works within fashion collective Painted Series with fashion and clothing as a language to ask questions about living together. She develops scenarios for new ways of working and being together. www.goldenjoinery.com and www.verdrietfestival.nl
Christel Vesters (curator, writer, researcher) is initiator of the Touch / Trace: Researching History Through Textiles platform, which focuses on the relationships between textile, history and society from a contemporary art perspective. www.touch-trace.nl
Moulsari Jain (artist, designer and creative entrepreneur) inspires people and organizations to discover their own highest human potential. Through lectures, workshops and installations she asks provocative questions about the status quo of society.www.moulsari.com
Dr. Jennifer Kanary Nikolov (a) (artist) has a PhD in psychosis simulation, is concerned with the artistic investigation of the physical properties of thoughts and how they create (spiritual) realities. www.roomforthughts.com and www.labyrinthpsychotica.org
Gleb Maiboroda (artist) works with different media and techniques: weaving, felting, photography and text, where his image archive serves as the most important source and reference.
The Feminist Needlework Party
The Feminist Needlework Party (Feministische Handwerk Partij, FHP) is a political feminist artists’ movement that focuses on studying, repairing, speaking, patching up, unlearning and mending. The FHP organizes performative actions and workshops with which it investigates the underexposed history of textile production within the daily reality of women and wants to achieve a higher appreciation of care, maintenance and repair.
The FHP is an initiative of Emmeline de Mooij and Margreet Sweerts and is supported by the AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts).
Location and time
Atria, institute on gender equality and women’s history in Amsterdam, collects, manages and shares the heritage of women and women’s movements in a library and archive. In addition, Atria investigates the current position of women in society and gives advice for future policy.
Atria’s library is located at Vijzelstraat 20 in Amsterdam.
19:00 doors open
19:30 start program
Tickets and registration
Admission: € 5 (excluding service costs)
Including coffee and tea
Free if you bring your own needlework. If you wish to attend with your needlework project, registration is required before January 13 via the registration form at the bottom of this page.
For more information see ‘De naaikrans met de feministische handwerk partij’