Fibre, Hapticity with Liisa Malkki and Hideo Mabuchi

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Fiber Optics,* a new Stanford Humanities Center Research Workshop in honor of John Bender dedicated to building the field of critical fiber studies, is excited to host a thinking/making session with our workshop faculty co-chair Liisa Malkki, featuring special guest Hideo Mabuchi.

Professo Malkki has graciously opened the “Fibre, Hapticity” module of her ANTHRO 344A: Multimodal Ethnography course this week to our workshop members. The text to be discussed is Julia Bryan-Wilson’s Fray: Art and Textile Politics (University of Chicago Press, 2017); participants should read the introduction and first chapter along with one additional chapter of their choosing. The class making activity will be sewing and embroidery led by Prof. Malkki, and Prof. Mabuchi will demonstrate how to weave on a table loom. Materials will be provided; everyone is also welcome to bring their own.


Sponsored by the Stanford Humanities Center and made possible by support from an anonymous donor honoring the Directorship of former SHC Director John Bender, the Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities