Queer Strategies For Textile Thinking

June 28, 2020 – July 11, 2020

Aaron McIntosh

Many of us are taught textiles through traditional processes with rigid parameters. During this workshop students will learn the boundary-less potential of non-linear techniques of textiles. These include discovering felt making, crochet, off-loom tapestry and piecework through a queer lens. Through critical readings and group discussions, you will focus on the textile’s capacity as provocation, intervention, interruption and genre-blurring between various media, dimensions, time and space. Participants will select one or two of the demonstrated techniques to focus on an identity object in week one, and then create a responsive installation or performance based on that object in week two. Instruction will encourage body-responsive, identity-affirming and decolonized approaches. Open to all skill levels.


Aaron McIntosh lives in Montreal, Canada and is an associate professor of Fibres/Material Practices at Concordia University. He is a cross-disciplinary artist whose work mines the intersections of material culture, family tradition, sexual desire and identity politics in a range of works including quilts, sculpture, collage and writing. McIntosh has numerous exhibitions and his critical writing has been published in the Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, the Surface Design Journal and the Journal of Modern Craft.

Aaron McIntosh

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2020. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund of deposit.


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