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Distributed community project declaring an ode to the perspective of another.
Distributed community project declaring an ode to the perspective of another; a flag not for a nation, but for a shared place, the sky.
We often need a reminder to acknowledge what is shared among us, rather than what divides us. Brittany Vega reminds us in her Distributed Community Project, “Sky Exchange .” “Sky Exchange” is a call for personally captured moments of the sky as one sees it at any given moment. Her work embraces the notion of repair as it relates to tensions in relationships and offers sharing perspectives as a healing path forward. She recreates each submitted sky image as a painted flag that will be sent to a different participant. By the project’s end, various homes in Portland will be flying an ode to the perspective of another, an ode not to a nation, but to a shared place, a flag for the sky.
This PTM 2020 Distributed Community Project has been been awarded a project stipend for community impact and excellence made possible in part by a grant from the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition.
Portland Textile Month only happens one month out of the year and we have more events than we can list. So the TextileX-change has been created to serve as a year-round companion site. Both community platforms provide a space to share ideas, histories, knowledge, commerce, and practices across cultures and generations.
TextileXchange serves as a primary hub to foster this inspired exchange throughout the Portland textile community and beyond. We hope you’ll join us!
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In a little over two years, PTM has turned from an ambitious idea into an engaged community movement. This transformation highlights the power of our mission to foster collaboration cross-pollination, cultural dialogue, and exchange among the Portland textile community and beyond.
We've organized 3 festivals with over 170 events representing the diversity of textile interests and practices. And we've galvanized makers, businesses, teachers, students, institutions, and organizations to gather around shared interests and knowledge-sharing.
PTM would not have been possible without the dedication of a core group of committed volunteers and the receptiveness of the textile community. We hope to continue building PTM and TextileXchange as sustainable resources that serve the textile community for years to come. And that's where you come in.
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