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The Sleeping Bag Project

Bailey, Rowan and Barber, Claire (2013) The Sleeping Bag Project. In: The Subversive Stitch Revisited, 29th November 2013, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

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Abstract

The Sleeping Bag Project is an initiative at the University of Huddersfield that actively seeks to engage volunteers in an empathic politics through the ethics of care. The Project, based in Bradford, involves collaborative making by salvaging discarded sleeping bags from music festivals, laundering them, investing them with textile embellishments and then gifting them to the homeless. By recharging these sleeping bags with a new purpose these modest material interventions are geographical displacements where aesthetic and political considerations overlap, resulting in the convergence of philosophies of practice and pedagogical ambitions.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: A General Works > AI Indexes (General)
A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BH Aesthetics
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture
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Depositing User: Rowan Bailey
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2014 16:48
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2016 16:41
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/19578

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